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Cisco Main Street 1999

 

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Cisco, UT
Elevation 4,375  feet.
Population 95 (c1920).
Denver 504 miles.

Located near the Book Cliffs in east-central Utah, at first glance the traveler would consider Cisco to be an arid desert region. In fact it is, but, seasonal rains do produce grassy fields and additional forage plants are native to the area. Furthermore, the Colorado River is just a few miles away.

At the turn of the century Cisco was a thriving sheep herding community. The railroad shipped both the livestock and the wool they produced.

Cisco was on the mainline from Grand Junction to Salt Lake City. There was a Depot, Water Tank and Section buildings at one time. The site was an important water stop for the locomotives, however there is no easy water here. Instead water was hauled in from the Colorado River.

Today the old site of Cisco is a true ghost town. There are still a few structures standing and the littering of many years of civilization are scattered throughout. 

Interstate 70 passes over the old site of the railroad tracks today. The original water tank  foundation is located in the Interstate median.

 

CISCO SIDING

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Cisco siding view looking west 1999

The railroad maintains a loading siding nearby the old town site where cargo containers are transferred from flat cars to trucks.

 

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