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Mineral County

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    Mineral County is a mountainous, sparsely populated county of 878 square miles in southwest Colorado. Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains west of the San Luis Valley, the county takes its name from the rich mineral deposits found there in the nineteenth century.
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    Mineral County is the second-least populous county in Colorado. County seat is Creede. Area: 878 mi² Founded: 1893
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References: 

City of Creede, “History,” n.d.

COGenWeb, “History of Spar City,” n.d.

Mineral County

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

Wason Ranch, “Ranch History,” n.d.

Additional Information: 

City of Creede

Jerry Clark, “Creede, Colorado—A Short History,” The Narrow Gauge Circle—The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, updated January 12, 2011.

COGenWeb, “Mineral County,” n.d.

Colorado Tourism, “Creede.”

Creede Historical Society

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