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    Dolores County, named for the Dolores River, occupies a remote part of Colorado's Western Slope. It was home to a brief mining boom around Rico during the late nineteenth century.
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Adobe Milling

Phil Carson, Across the Northern Frontier: Spanish Explorations in Colorado (Boulder, CO: Johnson Printing, 1998).

Linda Dishman, “Ranching and Farming in the Lower Dolores River Valley,” in The River of Sorrows: The History of the Lower Dolores River Valley, ed. Gregory D. Kendrick (Denver: National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 1981).

History Colorado, “Dove Creek,” Historic Marker, 2001.

Dara Kinsey, “History of Rico,” n.d.

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

The Rico Historical Society, “Town of Rico Historic Walking Tour: A path to our past,” May 30, 2006.

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: Dolores County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Additional Information: 

Colorado Tourism, “Dove Creek.”

Dolores County

Gregory D. Kendrick, ed., The River of Sorrows: The History of the Lower Dolores River Valley (Denver: National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 1981).

Town of Rico

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