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Gunnison County

Added by yongli on 02/23/2016 - 16:22, last changed on 11/05/2019 - 16:23
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 11/13/2019 - 10:17
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...
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