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Walsenburg is a statutory city that is the county seat and the most populous city of Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 3,068 at the 2010 census, down from 4,182 in 2000.Robert Ford, the assassin of outlaw Jesse James, operated a combination saloon and gambling house in Walsenburg; his home at 320 West 7th Street still stands.HistoryA post office called Walsenburg has been in operation since 1870. The community was named after Fred Walsen, an early settler.Walsenburg is mentioned in the famous Woody Guthrie song, "Ludlow Massacre". The song recounts an attack by the Colorado National Guard and armed Colorado Fuel & Iron Company camp guards on a tent colony of 1,200 striking coal miners and their families at Ludlow, Colorado, on April 20, 1914. Some two dozen people, including women and children, were killed. The town is also remembered in sports history due to a famous newspaper gaffe ("Will Overhead") after the 1933 Indianapolis 500.Geography and climateWalsenburg is located in east-central Huerfano County, on the north side of the Cucharas River at the eastern edge of the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Interstate 25 runs along the eastern edge of the city, with access from Exits 49, 50, and 52. I-25 leads north to Pueblo and south to Trinidad. U.S. Route 160 passes through the center of Walsenburg, leading west across North La Veta Pass to Alamosa and south with I-25 to Trinidad. Colorado State Highway 10 leads northeast from Walsenburg to La Junta.Use our United States online day trip planner to plan your trip to Walsenburg and other destinations in United States.
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