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Alamosa County

Alamosa County

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 16:36, last changed on 03/11/2019 - 01:07

Great Sand Dunes

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Alamosa County, named for the Spanish word for “cottonwood grove,” is located in the high San Luis Valley of south central Colorado. At 7,544 feet, the valley is bordered by the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the east and the San Juan Mountains to the west. Alamosa County encompasses 723 square...

Bain’s Department Store

Added by yongli on 05/17/2017 - 15:34, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:11
In 1935 Joe Bain and his son, Victor, opened Bain’s Department Store on Main Street in Alamosa . After Bain’s closed, Victor Bain continued to own the building for decades, renting it out to a variety of automobile dealers and appliance shops. In 1994 the local nonprofit La Puente acquired the...

San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:30, last changed on 09/02/2018 - 01:07
The San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council (SLVEC) helps to safeguard over 3.1 million acres of public lands and natural resources in the six counties comprising the San Luis Valley , noted for their unchanged landscapes, biological richness, early settlement traditions, and rural lifestyles. This...

Trujillo Homesteads

Added by yongli on 11/22/2016 - 12:54, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
Located in rural Alamosa County along the western boundary of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve , the Trujillo Homesteads were settled in the 1860s and 1870s by Teofilo Trujillo and his son, Pedro. The history of the homesteads illustrates the conflicts between Hispano and Anglo cultural...
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