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Sangre de Cristo Land Grant

Mexican Land Grants in Colorado

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:34, last changed on 04/18/2021 - 09:15
From the sixteenth century to the mid-nineteenth, the king of Spain and the Mexican government awarded land grants to individuals and communities throughout the American Southwest. All seven of Colorado ’s land grants, comprising more than 8 million acres, were awarded by the Mexican government...

San Luis

Added by yongli on 02/11/2022 - 10:04, last changed on 02/11/2022 - 10:04
The oldest continuously occupied town in Colorado, San Luis sits along Culebra Creek, just west of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the southeast portion of the San Luis Valley . In April 1851, Hispanos from Taos, New Mexico, founded San Luis on the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant , which the Mexican...

Sangre de Cristo Land Grant

Added by yongli on 12/02/2021 - 12:49, last changed on 12/02/2021 - 12:49
The Sangre de Cristo land grant was a Mexican land grant possessed in January 1844 by Narciso Beaubien and Stephen Luis Lee. Covering almost 1.4 million acres in the San Luis Valley and Sangre de Cristo Mountains in southern Colorado, the grant gave rise to the first permanent settlement in...
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