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Walking Colorado: An Introduction to the Origins Section

Added by yongli on 01/20/2017 - 11:41, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 11:00
Hundreds of generations of Native American ancestors are represented in Colorado by scatters of artifacts along with the less portable evidence of shelter, the warmth of hearths, storage needs, and symbolic expression. We learn about them through archaeology and indigenous peoples’ oral traditions...

Juan Antonio María de Rivera

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 15:44, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 10:16
Juan Antonio María de Rivera (1738–?) was a Spaniard and the first Euro-American to intensively explore the territory that eventually became the state of Colorado. In 1765 he made two trips into western Colorado from New Mexico, traveling as far as the Gunnison River in Delta County. Along the way...

Spanish Exploration in Western Colorado

Added by yongli on 07/28/2015 - 11:09, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 10:39
The Spanish colony of New Mexico was founded in 1598. Until 1821, Colorado was part of the extensive Spanish territories governed by the colony. These territories extended far to the north of the New Mexico capital in Santa Fe. In the sixteenth century and later, some Spaniards explored the Great...
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