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Other early Colorado MB congregations were established at Pueblo, Loveland, Johnstown, Keensburg, Denver, and Brighton, but all were small and were closed by 1950.
The wide arid eastern plains of the state were adapted for stock raising and the production of grain and feed crops.In 1914 a small group of Mennonite farmers who had left the Amish established a settlement at Limon. Colorado’s arid climate was a significant factor in attracting health seekers, including Mennonites, to the state.In June 1896 the Christian Rich family moved from Cambridge, Nebraska, to the East Holbrook Valley to farm. Following the Trudeau experiment in tuberculosis treatment, many sanatoria were established in the state. As a result in 1908 Mennonite Church leaders opened a Mennonite Sanitarium in Swink, some five miles west of La Junta.Erb played a significant role in the expansion of Mennonite hospital work in Colorado.During the 1950s-1970s the Mennonite Board of Missions negotiated contracts to administer acute care hospitals in five other cities/towns in Colorado -- Rocky Ford, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, La Jara, and Walsenburg.
Officially established in 1910, the congregation dedicated a church building in 1912, and its membership grew under the pastoral leadership of H. The promising agricultural opportunities of Colorado led the Old Order Amish to establish three settlements in the state during 1909-10.