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La Plata County

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    La Plata County, named for one of the three rivers flowing through it, includes the town of Durango as well as the Southern Ute Reservation.
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    La Plata County, named for one of the three rivers flowing through it, includes the town of Durango as well as the Southern Ute Reservation.
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References: 

Ann Bond, “History of the San Juan National Forest,” US Forest Service, n.d.

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

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2011,” La Plata County.

Peter R. Decker, “The Utes Must Go!”: American Expansion and the Removal of a People (Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 2004).

Employment,” Sky Ute Casino Resort, n.d.

Olivia Everett, “Collection M 120: Animas City (Colo.) government records draft inventory—Historical Note,” ed. Todd Ellison (Durango, CO: Center of Southwest Studies, Fort Lewis College), last modified January 24, 2008.

General history of Fort Lewis College,” Fort Lewis College, n.d.

Honeyville casts net to keep up,” Durango Herald, February 14, 2012.

Living in La Plata County,” Southern Utah Indian Tribe, n.d.

Jill Seyfarth and Ruth Lambert, Pioneers, Prospectors and Trout: A Historic Context For La Plata County, Colorado (Durango, CO: La Plata County and Colorado State Historical Fund, 2010).

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

Duane A. Smith, Durango Diary (Durango, CO: Herald Press, 1996).

Duane A. Smith, Durango Diary II (Durango, CO: Durango Herald Small Press, 2007).

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe

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

Richard K. Young, The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997).

Additional Information: 

Animas Museum

City of Durango

Durango & Silverton Railroad

La Plata County

Paul M. O’Rourke, Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwest Colorado (Denver: US Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, 1992).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, “Indian Agencies in Colorado,” Colorado Central Magazine, January 1, 2015, cozine.com.

Sky Ute Casino Resort

Town of Ignacio

Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Frederic B. Wildfang, La Plata: Tri-cultural Traditions in the Upper San Juan Basin (Chicago: Arcadia, 2002).

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