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Colorado in World War I

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 08/27/2022 - 08:12
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...


Added by yongli on 08/09/2022 - 13:02, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 07:40

Early Creede

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The last of Colorado’s great silver strikes, the town of Creede boomed after its namesake, Nicholas Creede, discovered silver along Willow Creek in 1889. An estimated 10,000 people poured into the narrow valley before the Panic of 1893 sent the town into a tailspin. Once crawling with miners and a...

Mineral County

Added by yongli on 10/05/2016 - 16:45, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
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 07/24/2018 - 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 11/02/2022 - 12:43
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 ,...

West Fork Complex Fires

Added by yongli on 01/25/2021 - 16:48, last changed on 11/01/2022 - 21:41
The West Fork Complex refers to three separate wildfires ignited by lightning strikes in southern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains in June 2013. The West Fork, Windy Pass, and Papoose Fires broke out between June 5 and June 19. By the time they were contained on July 15, the three blazes scorched a...
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