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The Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Colorado Main Street Program has designated the Town of Limon as an official Main Street community. Limon joins 24 other cities and towns in the Colorado Main Street Program, which offers support for community-led downtown revitalization and helps communities thrive by providing a customizable framework to focus efforts, energy, and resources to create a more vibrant community.
Limon has roots in the railroad. In 1888, this eastern Colorado town got its start as a work camp for the new Chicago and Rock Island rail line, destined to run from Kansas to Colorado Springs. Today, Colorado’s “Hub City” sits at the junction of five major highways, gracefully merging farmlands and prairie as far as the eye can see and offering a welcoming respite for travelers. The town has a popular fishing hole stocked with trout and home to bass, crappie, catfish, and bluegill, as well as a hiking trail where you can see more than 50 different species of birds. The Limon Heritage Museum & Railroad Park artfully captures the area’s past through photos, unusual displays and tales of settlers thriving in a tough landscape.
Limon also is known for a devastating tornado in June 1990. The community worked hard over the past 33 years to restore its core business district, and now looks towards Downtown Limon and the Main Street program for even greater vitality. Downtown Limon will host the local Main Street program, with the mission to be a coalition of passionate leaders who champion community cooperation to enhance and promote the historic downtown of the Hub City - Limon, Colorado. The Colorado Main Street Program provides a framework for helping with this economic development challenge. The Colorado Main Street Program assists all of the official Main Street cities and towns in building the community engagement and support to attain their long-term visions for the future of their downtowns.