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Gunnison County

Added by yongli on 02/23/2016 - 16:22, last changed on 01/17/2020 - 17:06
Gunnison County, named for the American explorer John W. Gunnison , is a large, mountainous county in west-central Colorado. A sparsely populated county of 3,260 square miles, it includes some 1.5 million acres of national forest and wilderness lands, including the Gunnison National Forest ,...

John W. Gunnison

Added by yongli on 08/02/2016 - 16:26, last changed on 03/18/2020 - 13:20
John Williams Gunnison (1812–53) was a nineteenth-century US Army officer and explorer. In 1853 he was charged with finding a railroad route across the Rocky Mountains, and while carrying out his mission he explored the Western Slope of Colorado. His expedition moved on to Utah, where he was killed...

Leslie J. Savage Library

Added by yongli on 07/31/2020 - 14:04, last changed on 07/31/2020 - 14:12
The Leslie J. Savage Library at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison is a Spanish Colonial Revival–style building designed by Temple Hoyne Buell and built in 1938–39. Funded in part by the Public Works Administration (PWA), the library included a reading room, a lounge, lecture rooms,...
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