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    Saguache County, known as the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley, lies between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain Ranges.
    Saguache County
  • Bonanza, 1882-1990?

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    The boom town of Bonanza was a flurry of activity during its late nineteenth-century gold rush.
    Bonanza, 1882-1990?



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

Crestone and Saguache County Visitor’s Agency, Saguache County, 2015.

Charles W. Henderson, “Mining in Colorado: A History of Discovery, Development, and Production,” US Geologic Survey (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1926).

Fauntleroy, Gussie. “Land, Water, Grass & Animals: History of the Baca Grant, part I,” Crestone Eagle, July 29, 2013.

History Colorado, “Saguache County,” n.d.

John H. Monnett and Michael McCarthy, Colorado Profiles: Men and Women Who Shaped the Centennial State (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1996).

Saguache County Chamber of Commerce, “Saguache County: Past and Present,” n.d.

Saguache County Tourism Council, “Saguache County 2008 Visitors Guide,” updated 2008.

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

US Census Bureau, “Saguache County Quick Facts,” updated 2015.

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile, Saguache County, Colorado,” US Census of Agriculture, 2012.