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    From 2005 to 2010, Benjamin and Carole Fitzpatrick funded the restoration of the Pedro Trujillo House. In addition to restoring the house's roof, doors, and windows, the project also stabilized the house on a new foundation and surrounded it with a fence to keep bison away.
    Pedro Trujillo House Today



Benjamin Fitzpatrick, “Privately Funded Preservation: Saving the Trujillo Homestead,” History Colorado Blogs, June 8, 2015.

Nathaniel Minor, “Great Sand Dunes Eyes Purchase of 12K Acres Within Park Boundaries,” Colorado Public Radio, July 1, 2016.

R. Laurie Simmons and Thomas H. Simmons, “Trujillo Homestead,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (November 24, 2003).

Thomas H. Simmons, R. Laurie Simmons, and Marilyn A. Martorano, “Trujillo Homesteads,” National Historic Landmark Nomination (September 23, 2011).

Additional Information: 

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (Boulder: Pruett, 1979).

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