Rocky Ford, Colorado

Rocky Ford was also most likely founded as a railroad town/agricultural center. Today, the town is billed as the "Melon Capitol of the World" because of the prolific cantaloupe production in the area. There's a lot of truck farms around: in mid and late summer you can find some of the smaller local farmers scattered all over the countryside with trucks and stands displaying lots of beautiful veggies and melons for sale.

This is another town that shows evidence of having been more prosperous in the past, although Rocky Ford doesn't seem to be doing too badly these days.

Rocky Ford Colorado
Looking east at eastbound US 50
Rocky Ford Boys and Girls Club
The Rocky Ford Boys & Girls Club
Methodist church
I think this is a Methodist Church
Rocky Ford Colorado
Another church in Rocky Ford
Rocky Ford Colorado
Built in the 1890's in what was downtown Rocky Ford
church in Rocky Ford, Colorado
Another church in Rocky Ford
Carnegie Library
The original Rocky Ford Carnegie Library, now a museum
Rocky Ford Library
The modern Rocky Ford Library
former church
A former church in Rocky Ford (1st Church of Christ, Scientist), now a private residence
Rocky Ford Depot Square
Rocky Ford Depot Square
on Main Street
Back in today's downtown Rocky Ford