"Swink, Colorado" Swink by painterdave

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Where Cowboys Are Made

Swink, Colorado.....A drive through takes 2 minutes, and you would never realize it, but this is where many great Rodeo participants came from. Bronco Busters, and Brahma Bull Riders are the toughest cowboys in the rodeo, and you will always find some of them were raised in Swink, Colorado.
Swink was also a major factory in the beet sugar industry. The plant was closed down in the 1960's causing many people to lose their jobs and move to the city.

The sugar processing plant's smoke stack

All that is left of the sugar beet factory is the tall smoke stack. During the 1950's you might see three locomotives lined up with cars full of sugar beets at one time.

Another view from Highway 50

Highway 50 goes right through the middle of Swink. This highway goes all the way to California, and in Nevada there is a sign that states, "Highway 50, the loneliest highway in America".
Swink is so small that you can hold your breath from one end to the other. But be careful and follow the speed limit. All of the small towns in this area make a point of catching speeders to generate income.
There are many farms that sell produce during the summer along the highway. This area is famous for Rocky Ford Canteloupe and watermelon.

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  • Pros:Good place for retirement
  • Cons:Not much entertainment if you like city life
  • In a nutshell:Yippe Kai Yea! Cowboy!!!
  • Last visit to Swink: Dec 2006
  • Intro Written Dec 31, 2006
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