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Fort Garland

Updated 2021-09-05
  • Fort Garland, 1879

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    Fort Garland operated as a US Army post in the San Luis Valley from 1858 to 1883 as part of the conquest of the region. Troops from the fort set out to punish Indigenous resistance to invading Hispano and Anglo-American colonists.
    Fort Garland, 1879
  • Fort Garland Museum

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    The Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado) bought Fort Garland in the 1940s and opened it as a regional museum in 1950.
    Fort Garland Museum
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