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Harding History & Culture

Although small in terms of population, Harding County is rich in history and geography. The Kiowa National Grasslands is located in the northern section of Harding County. Ranches and guest ranches dot the northeast plains landscape. Dinosaur tracks start at Mosquero Creek and stretch northward through New Mexico and southeastern Colorado.

The wide open spaces of Harding County are bounded on the west by the steep-sided Canadian River Canyon. With vast plains and mesas, grasslands and rivers, this is beautiful country, home to cowgirls and cowboys — and great football teams!

Much of the personal income in the county comes from cattle ranching. Farmers and ranchers, along with agricultural wage earners, account for half of Harding’s total employment.

Only about seven-hundred souls reside in Harding County, but they are happily at home on this range, where deer and antelope truly play. It’s a hardworking, outdoors, high-quality life.

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