La Junta Colorado
La Junta is a small city in the Eastern Plains of Colorado with a slowly shrinking population. La Junta has a good amount of early 20th century buildings but nothing older. One of the reasons for La Junta's recent economic decline is that beet sugar has been largely replaced by corn syrup in the American diet. Many towns in Eastern Colorado have suffered from the decline of sugar beet agriculture and processing. La Junta has several affordable motels, a grocery store, etc. Nearby Las Animas and the Comanche National Grasslands are interesting places to visit in this very bleak part of the country.
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