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Barlow and Sanderson Stagecoach

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 10:24, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 08:11
The Barlow and Sanderson stagecoach in Monte Vista is a mud wagon like those that operated in the 1870s and 1880s along Barlow and Sanderson lines in the San Luis Valley . The only regional example of its type, the stagecoach was acquired by the Monte Vista Commercial Club and donated in 1959 to...

Fort Garland

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 15:53, last changed on 11/16/2017 - 12:36
The US Army operated Fort Garland in the San Luis Valley for twenty-five years, from 1858 to 1883. The fort was built to protect early settlers from Native American raids in the years before treaties, reservations, and removal made that mission obsolete. After decades of neglect, the fort was...

Fort Vasquez

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 16:08, last changed on 11/03/2017 - 13:18
Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette operated the fur- trading post Fort Vasquez from 1835 to 1842. After ruthless competition and changing trade patterns caused the pair to leave the fort, it served as a landmark along the South Platte River Trail before gradually disappearing back into the plains ...
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