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Saguache

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

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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 10/11/2019 - 10:57
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...
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