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Alamosa County

Added by yongli on 06/24/2016 - 16:36, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 08:47

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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...

Indian Grove

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 13:54, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 22:39
Indian Grove consists of seventy-two ponderosa pines in Great Sand Dunes National Park that were peeled by Indigenous people in the 1800s to get bark for food, medicine, and other uses. First recorded in the 1970s by archaeologist Marilyn Martorano, Indian Grove is one of the two largest clusters...
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