From Westword – By Joel Warner – Published on November 24, 2009
In 1874, two farming coalitions came together in a schoolhouse in the town of Eaton to hash out control of the Cache la Poudre River. Tempers flared, and one farmer called out, “Every man to his tent, to his rifle and to his cartridges!”
Now, 135 years later, the region’s precious water supplies continue to bring people together and drive them apart. And there’s still the threat of violence.