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Walking Colorado: An Introduction to the Origins Section

  • Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde, Southwestern Colorado

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    This photograph was taken by Gustaf Nordenskiöld during his initial investigations of the Mesa Verde region in 1891.
    Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde, Southwestern Colorado
  • Lowry Pueblo

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    The Lowry pueblo is an Ancestral Puebloan ruin with thirty-seven rooms, eight kivas, and one Great Kiva. It dates to around 1100 CE and could have had several dozen residents at its height.
    Lowry Pueblo
  • Ute Encampment, Denver

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    A Ute tipi camp near Denver, 1874. Note the pegs used to secure the base of the lodge in the foreground. William Henry Jackson photograph, History Colorado collections.
    Ute Encampment, Denver
  • White River Ute Indian Agency

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    The ruins of the White River Ute Indian Agency in 1879 shortly after the Meeker Massacre. Courtesy of the Western History Collection, Denver Public Library, X-30699; the original is from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, December 6, 1879.
    White River Ute Indian Agency
  • Plaza, Bent's Old Fort Historic Site

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    View of the plaza within Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site. In the 1830s and '40s, Native Americans, Anglo-Americans, and Hispanos met in the plaza to conduct trade.
    Plaza, Bent's Old Fort Historic Site
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