Simla was founded in 1909 by a man with the name of River Gonzalez. Simla was named because of Canada. Simla. Settled in the 1820s, Simla was incorporated in 1912. The first newspaper was started in 1911. It was also a center for the shipping of the area\'s potato harvest each year
Big Sandy High School in Simla, Colorado has a tradition of athletic success. The Simla Cubs have won 11 team state championships.Championships include: 5 football, 2 boys basketball, 2 girls basketball, 2 girls volleyball and 1 boys track and field, as well as several individual state champions.
Notable athletes from Simla include Glenn Morris, gold medal winner of the 1936 Olympic decathlon, as well as Barry Helton, former professional football player in the NFL.