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Colorado in World War I

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 03/26/2018 - 14:10
As Europe stumbled into war in late July and early August 1914, Coloradans viewed the conflict with mixed emotions. Some favored the English, French, Italians, Russians, and their allies. Others preferred the Germans and Austrians and their friends. The divisions were predictable. The 1910 federal...

Mineral County

Added by yongli on 10/05/2016 - 16:45, last changed on 01/07/2018 - 01:07

Mineral County

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Mineral County is a mountainous, sparsely populated county of 878 square miles in southwest Colorado. Located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains west of the San Luis Valley , the county takes its name from the rich mineral deposits found there in the nineteenth century. In 1892 miners...

Rio Grande Hotel

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 13:42, last changed on 09/02/2017 - 01:07
The Rio Grande Hotel was built in the spring of 1892, when Creede faced a severe housing shortage as thousands of prospectors arrived into town on the recently completed railroad. The hotel withstood the town’s major 1892 fire and is a rare example of an early mining-camp boarding house. After...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 01/08/2018 - 01:07
The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...
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