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History

Corral Bluffs and Jimmy Camp have a rich human history. There is evidence of ancient Native American habitation. And as early as the 1830s Jimmy Camp provided a location for trading between the illustrious Jimmy Daugherty and the trappers and native people of the region. From the 1840s to the 1890s Jimmy Camp was a part of the Cherokee Trail and during the 1860s Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving drove their cattle from Texas to Denver and Wyoming, stopping to rest their cattle in the natural "corrals" formed by the 400 foot cliffs in Corral Bluffs.

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