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Capilla de San Juan Bautista (Church of Saint John the Baptist)

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    Capilla de San Juan Bautista was constructed in 1924–26 in La Garita in the San Luis Valley. It replaced a similar church that was built in 1879 and burned down in 1924.
    Capilla de San Juan Bautista

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References: 

Beatrice Baca with Frank White and Bob Buchanan, “Capilla de San Juan Bautista,” National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form (May 1, 1979).

Additional Information: 

Robert Adams, The Architecture and Art of Early Hispanic Colorado (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1974).

Phillip Gallegos, “Religious Architecture in Colorado’s San Luis Valley,” in Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of Colorado, ed. Arturo Aldama (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2011).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (Boulder: Pruett, 1979).

Olibama Lopez Tushar, The People of El Valle: A History of the Spanish Settlers in the San Luis Valley (Pueblo, CO: El Escritorio, 2007).