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Rural Sites

Humphrey Humphrey Archeological Site [25-HO-21] Listed 1974/01/21

Briefly, from about A.D. 1675 to 1725, portions of the Sand Hills were settled by Apache related to groups in western Kansas and northern New Mexico. These people, known as the Dismal River Culture, established villages such as the Humphrey Site along major streams draining the Sand Hills. The Humphrey Site, located near the present-day town of Mullen, is one of only two in the Sand Hills providing firm evidence of aboriginal corn cultivation.

Kelso Kelso Site [25-HO-23] Listed 1974/01/21

Kelso is located on a sand dune overlooking the Middle Loup River near the town of Mullen. It is important as a rare example of a little known Woodland culture of the Sand Hills, Panhandle, and eastern Colorado dating A.D. 500-1100.

Urban Sites

 Hooker County Courthouse, pdf [HO02-010] Listed 1990/01/10

In 1889 county residents successfully petitioned to organize the county, and elections were held the same year. Mullen was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a small one-story wood frame building constructed in 1889. In 1911 the county residents passed a bond issue to finance a new courthouse. Construction began the following year and in September 1912 the county board formally accepted the new courthouse.



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