La Junta, Colorado

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The City of La Junta is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Otero County, Colorado, United States.[5] The city population was 7,568 at the U.S. Census 2000. La Junta is located on the Arkansas River in southeastern Colorado east of Pueblo.

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History

During World War II, La Junta had an Army Air Force Training Base outside town. The airport, located 5 miles (8.0 km) north of La Junta, has 77 acres (31 ha) of tarmac and two runways which are still in use. One runway (east-west) is 6,851 feet (2,088 m) long and the other is 5,800 feet (1,800 m). [1].

In 1979, the first episodes of the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms, starring Robert Preston, was filmed near La Junta.

The Caboose (pictured below right) is the drive through for the State Bank [2] which was established in 1893. The bank is unique as it has been remodeled with antiques, including a teller line from the late 1890s.

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