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 The ox-drawn wagon of George and Sarah Church pulled up in 1861. Weary yet wide- eyed, the Iowa homesteaders strode across the virgin prairie that would become the foundation of their new future. In the years that followed—on present-day Candelas land and other ranchlands—a hard work ethic and wholesome family values all took root. The Church family harvested Colorado’s  rst successful wheat crop, and introduced irrigation to the region, and Hereford cattle to the state. Today’s settlers can follow in the couple’s pioneering footsteps, and carve out a better life on lands that once bore the legendary Church name.

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