Amy, Colorado Ghost Town Ghost Town Stories From Lincoln County
by local author & historian: John LaBorde
Amy Colorado Ghost town stories begin just east of State Highway 71 on CR2D. Here there is a stand of trees, a wind break, and some cattle grazing. What had been there years ago is another thing.Looking at the map one could get the impression that Amy was on wheels and that every few years they would move it.
Maybe that is why the Amy ghosts are so restless.
Across the road from the stand of trees is an occupied ranch house. Down the road around the corner is another location where Amy may have been.
Here on this corner is an abandoned home and some rubble piles among the few trees. Then further down the cross road is not much but a collection of trees, wheat fields and a large herd of antelope staring at the interloper. The antelope are a bit skittish as they eye the vehicle and the person getting out to take pictures.
The Post Office was relocated numerous times to other homes. There may have been a small store at one of the locations and nearby was the one room country school.
There was a community center for dances, quilting, card parties and get together. Here families were raised and dreams were lived out.
Amy was a Post Office into the mid 1930’s and a few of the old timers remember a bit about Amy. There was a mid wife in the community. She traveled to neighboring areas to help the expectant mothers. One of the gentlemen that the mid wife delivered recounts the story of his father going to get the mid wife when his sister was due. He noted that it had just started to snow when Dad had to hitch up the wagon and go get the mid wife. By the time father had returned home four hours later the snow had turned into a storm and the horses found their way home. The mid wife was snowed in with them for a few days.
Mid wives were quite common on the prairie in the early 1900’s. Up until the 1940’s, WWII, they were still helping to deliver babies in their neighbor’s home. Around the evening meals were many stories about their adventures on the high plains.
Pause by the empty tree stands, a wind break, listen to the conversations coming from the walls that once stood among the trees. Listen carefully and you may hear more Amy, Colorado Ghost Stories.