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Rio Grande County

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  • Monte Vista, Colorado (1900-1910)



Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 4th ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005).

History Colorado, “Rio Grande County,” n.d.

Geoffrey S. Plumlee, The Summitville Mine and its Downstream Effects, USGS, updated 2013.

Martha Quillen, “Mexican Land Grants in Colorado,” Colorado Central Magazine, December 2001.

Rio Grande County, Rio Grande County Joint Master Plan, 2004.

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1999).

P. J. Smith, “The Summitville Mine: Colorado’s Worst Environmental Disaster,” Crestone Eagle, November 2005.

South Fork Visitor Center, “South Fork History,” 2013.

US Census Bureau, “Census Quickfacts: Rio Grande County,” updated 2015.