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Saguache

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 14:09, last changed on 10/18/2019 - 10:45

Saguache

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The town of Saguache in the northern San Luis Valley began as an agricultural community after Ute Indians were removed from the area in the 1860s. Saguache boomed in the 1870s and 1880s, when it became an important starting-off point for miners headed to the San Juan Mountains , and again in the...

Saguache County

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 14:08, last changed on 11/19/2019 - 11:34
Known as the northern gateway to the San Luis Valley , Saguache County covers 3,168 miles between the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain ranges in southern Colorado. The word Saguache , pronounced “Sa-watch,” is derived from the Ute language and means “blue-green Earth”—a reference to the...

San Juan County

Added by yongli on 06/27/2016 - 15:27, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:11
San Juan County was established just before Colorado became a state in 1876. It initially stretched from the Utah border in the west to its present border in the east. The next year, the first state assembly allocated most of San Juan County’s western portion to the newly formed Ouray County, and...

San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 11:47
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 ,...
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