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San Miguel County

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    San Miguel County, formed in 1883, includes the historic mining-turned-ski town of Telluride, which hosts many annual arts and music festivals.
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    San Miguel County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. The county is named for the San Miguel River. Population: 7,678 (2013) Area: 3,338 km² Founded: 1883
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Christian J. Buys, Historic Telluride in Rare Photographs (Montrose, CO: Western Reflections, 2006).

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Cultural Organizations,” Telluride Arts District, n.d.

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Our Story,” Town of Mountain Village, n.d.

San Miguel County Profile and Demographics,” San Miguel County, 2013.

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Eric Twitty, “Guide to Assessing Historic Radium, Uranium and Vanadium Mining Resources in Montrose and San Miguel Counties, Colorado,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service OMB No. 1024-0018 (Boulder, CO: Mountain States Historical, 2008).

Celine Wright, “Telluride Film Festival is a labor of cinephelia for its SHOWCorps,” Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2013.

Additional Information: 

Peter R. Decker, “The Utes Must Go!”: American Expansion and the Removal of a People (Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing, 2004).

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests,” US Forest Service, n.d.

Maryjoy Martin, The Corpse on Boomerang Road: Telluride’s War on Labor, 1899–1908 (Montrose, CO: Western Reflections, 2004).

San Miguel County,” National & State Register, History Colorado, n.d.

San Miguel County, Colorado

San Miguel County Historical Register and Designation of Historical Landmarks,”  San Miguel County, n.d.

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