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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...

William Gilpin

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 15:10, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07

William Gilpin

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William Gilpin (1815–94) served as the first governor of Colorado Territory in 1861–62. A gifted speaker with a flair for the dramatic, Gilpin was a firm believer in Manifest Destiny and in Colorado’s importance to the young American West. As governor during the Civil War , Gilpin illegally raised...
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