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Gunnison County

  • Gunnison County

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    Gunnison County, named for the western explorer John W. Gunnison, was established in 1877.
    Gunnison County
  • Gunnison County on Google Map

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    Gunnison County is the fifth-most extensive of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Gunnison. Population: 15,507 (2013) Area: 3,260 mi² Founded: 1877
    Gunnison County on Google Map
  • Dillon Pinnacles

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    These pinnacles are one of many spires found within Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado. Pinnacles are a product of erosion.  Hike to Dillon Pinnacles.
    Dillon Pinnacles
  • Crested Butte - Wildflower Capital of Colorado

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    The former coal mining town is now called "the last great Colorado ski town". Crested Butte is a destination for skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and a variety of other outdoor activities.
    Crested Butte - Wildflower Capital of Colorado
  • Wildflowers by Mt Crested Butte

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    From middle of July to the first week of August is the best time to see wildflowers around Crested Butte - Wildflower Capital of Colorado. This photo was taken on Deer Creek Trail between Mt. Crested Butte and Gothic.
    Wildflowers by Mt Crested Butte
  • Columbine blooming on West Maroon Pass Trail
  • Town of Marble

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    Town of Marble. The photo was taken from Perry Road.  
    Town of Marble
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Thomas Andrews, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010).

Cattlemen’s Days website.

 “Gunnison County,” Colorado County Histories Notebook (Denver: History Colorado, 1989–2000).

Gunnison County, “Gunnison County Economic Indicators Report,” August 2014.

Gunnison Valley Ranching

The National Citizen Survey, “Gunnison County, CO 2013 Benchmark Report” (National Research Center and the International City / County Management Association, 2013),

 National Park Service,  “John W. Gunnison Expedition,” n.d.

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

US Forest Service, “National Forests of Colorado,” last updated September 12, 2011.

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