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Cramer Archaeological Site

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 15:44, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 18:01
The Cramer Archaeological Site is an Apishapa phase site located near the mouth of Apishapa Canyon . Consisting of vertical stone slabs arranged to form at least two rooms, the site was probably used around 1250–1350 CE. In 1985–86 James Gunnerson performed extensive excavations at the site and...

Don Felipe Baca

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 13:20, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
The Hispano farmer and sheep rancher Don Felipe de Jesus Baca (1829–74) was one of the first settlers of the Purgatoire River valley, one of the most important developers of Trinidad , and a member of the Colorado Territorial legislature. He is the namesake of Baca County in southeast Colorado...

Dr. Stanley Biber

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 12:30, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
Stanley Biber (1923–2006) was a surgeon in Trinidad during the twentieth century who specialized in sex reassignment surgeries. His clinic, one of the first in the country to offer sex reassignment surgeries, grew in reputation thanks to its compassionate treatment of transsexual patients. Biber’s...

El Corazon de Trinidad National Historic District

Added by yongli on 03/15/2016 - 15:22, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
El Corazon de Trinidad (“the heart of Trinidad”) National Historic District covers a particularly well-preserved portion of downtown Trinidad that includes many blocks of adobe and brick buildings from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Established in 1861 along the Santa Fé Trail...

Hackberry Springs

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 14:26, last changed on 10/05/2018 - 13:21
A perennial spring in a dry section of southeastern Colorado, Hackberry Springs has seen continuous human use for up to 7,000 years. The spring was also the site of the Battle of Bloody Springs, the last documented skirmish between Plains Indians and the US military in southeastern Colorado. For...

Las Animas County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 16:20, last changed on 10/23/2018 - 01:07
Las Animas County, the largest county in Colorado, covers 4,775 square miles in the southern end of the state, east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains . It was originally part of a larger Huerfano County that encompassed all of southeast Colorado. Today, it is bordered by Huerfano County to the...

Ludlow Massacre

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 16:39, last changed on 01/10/2018 - 01:07
The Ludlow Massacre began on the morning of April 20, 1914, when a battle broke out between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at their tent colony outside of Ludlow in Las Animas County . Nobody knows who fired the first shot, but the incident is remembered as a massacre because...

Raton Pass

Added by yongli on 10/27/2016 - 16:20, last changed on 02/06/2018 - 16:55
At an elevation of 7,798 feet in the Raton Range on the border between Colorado and New Mexico, Raton Pass has served as an important transportation corridor since at least the start of the Santa Fé Trail in 1821. Despite being on the less popular Mountain Branch of the Santa Fé Trail, the pass has...

Sopris Phase

Added by yongli on 11/03/2015 - 10:35, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Archaeologists use the term Sopris phase to refer to unique Native American sites found only on the Purgatoire River west of Trinidad, Colorado, and on the upper tributaries of the Canadian River west of Raton and Cimarron, New Mexico (Fig. 1). Sopris people were the only indigenous farmers who...

Trinchera Cave Archaeological District

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 14:58, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
Located about forty miles east of Trinidad , the Trinchera Cave Archaeological District is known primarily for its large assortment of well-preserved perishable artifacts, such as basketry and sandals. With diverse occupations ranging from the Paleo-Indian period (before 6000 BCE) to the 1800s CE,...
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