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Montoya Ranch

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    Hispano settlers in the Huerfano Valley built Montoya Ranch in the 1860s. The Montoya family lived there and operated a sheep ranch from 1874 to 1910, when they sold the property to the Lebanese Faris family, who ran a general store and post office in the building.
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Vicky Bunsen Doucette and Dana EchoHawk, “Montoya Ranch,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (2012).

“Montoya Ranch,” Endangered Places Archive, Colorado Preservation.

Chris Woodka, “Montoya Ranch in Huerfano County Among State’s Most Endangered Places,” Pueblo Chieftain (February 16, 2014).

Additional Information: 

Robert A. Murray, Las Animas, Huerfano and Custer: Three Colorado Counties on a Cultural Frontier: A History of the Raton Basin (Denver: Bureau of Land Management, 1979).

Henry Nardine, In the Shadows of the Spanish Peaks: A History of Huerfano County, Colorado (1988).