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Otero County

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    Otero County, located along the Arkansas River in southeast Colorado, encompasses 1,270 square miles and has a population of 18,831.
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Phil Carson, Across the Northern Frontier: Spanish Explorations in Colorado (Boulder: Johnson Books, 1998).

Pekka Hämäläinen, The Comanche Empire (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008).

M. F. Hockemeyer, "Don Miguel Antonio Otero, 1829–1882," Otero County Genealogy and History.

"History of Rocky Ford," City of Rocky Ford, Colorado.

"Koshare History" and "Koshare Kiva History," Koshare Indian Museum.

"New Dinosaur Tracks Found in Picket Wire Canyon," Mountain Mail, June 18, 2013.

"Otero County," Colorado County Histories Notebook (Denver: History Colorado, 1989–99).

"Owners of Colorado Family Cantaloupe Farm Charged in Fatal Listeria Outbreak," Guardian, September 26, 2013.

Dave Phillipps, "The Lost World: Comanche National Grassland," Gazette (Colorado Springs), May 16, 2003.

Eric Whitney, "Listeria Outbreak Still Haunts Colorado's Cantaloupe Growers," NPR, Morning Edition, August 14, 2013.

Additional Information: 

Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site, National Park Service.

"History of La Junta," La Junta Chamber of Commerce.

"History of Otero County" in Frank Hall, History of the State of Colorado (Chicago: Blakely Printing, 1895), vol. 4.

Otero Junior College

Rocky Ford Growers Association