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Development could encroach on historic black settlement


DEARFIELD, Colo. (AP) — A stop in the town of Dearfield 100 years ago would have looked drastically different.

People of multiple races and ethnicities likely would have pulled up in their cars or on their horses to a cafe called the Lunch Room, where they'd have bought soda and some barbeque chicken from a brick-covered grill, says archaeologist Bob Brunswig.

A blacksmith and fiddler by the name of Squire Brockman might have been fixing tractors next door in his workshop. A little ways down the road, people might have stopped into the general store to place a phone call on the only phone...

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