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Juan Antonio María de Rivera

Added by yongli on 03/01/2016 - 15:44, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:02
Juan Antonio María de Rivera (1738–?) was a Spaniard and the first Euro-American to intensively explore the territory that eventually became the state of Colorado. In 1765 he made two trips into western Colorado from New Mexico, traveling as far as the Gunnison River in Delta County . Along the way...

Old Spanish National Historic Trail

Added by yongli on 06/12/2015 - 15:58, last changed on 11/20/2019 - 13:15
The Old Spanish Trail was designated a national historic trail by an act of Congress in 2002. From 1829 to 1848, the major trade route extended 2,700 miles between Santa Fé de Nuevo Mexico (Santa Fe, New Mexico), and Alta California (Los Angeles, California). Mexico’s independence from Spain in...
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