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Colorado Grant’s ‘Wild West Show’ and historic Sparta

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By Bonnie Strassell

Though it doesn’t often make headlines, and some of its residents might think of themselves as Owen County’s red-headed step-children, the community of Sparta (half of which sits in Owen, the other half in Gallatin) embraces an early rich history of the area.
Many may not be familiar with Sparta history or the fact that the community was first called Ross Mill, named after David Ross who built what is believed to be the oldest mill along Eagle Creek.


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