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Huerfano County

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Ludlow, Colorado
City of Trinidad

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Prowers County


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Spanish Peaks Country website for Las Animas, Custer & Huerfano Counties


scout, trader, trapper & road builder Richens Lacy 'Uncle Dick' Wootton [1816-93]
Built a 27-mile toll road circa 1866 from Trinidad, Colorado over Raton Pass to Raton, New Mexico; sold it to the AT&SF Railroad in 1879.
'Uncle Dick' Wootton entry at Wikipedia

"Uncle Dick Wootton" [1890 interview transcript] by Howard L. Conard, Introduction by Maj. Joseph Kirkland
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [9/2014] for $9.99
Bibliographical Center for Research 8x5 pb [3/2009] for $29.14
TIME-LIFE Books hardcover reprint series [1980] out of print/used


Frontier Pathways Scenic & Historic Byway #21 in Southern Colorado
103-mile route in Custer, Pueblo & Teller Counties; from Florissant on the I-25, west on State 96 to Wetmore, Silver Cliff & Westcliffe,
reverse on 96 then south and east on State 165 to Rye and back to I-25 at Colorado City.

Highway of Legends Scenic Byway #22
110-mile route in Huerfano & Las Animas Counties; from Walsenburg on the I-25 west to La Veta, south over Cucharas Pass, eastward to Cokedale and Trinidad
(back on I-25); new 35-mile middle branch runs from Aguilar on I-25 west and over Cordova Pass to meet the main Byway at Cucharas Pass.

Santa Fe Trail Scenic & Historic Byway #23
The Colorado portion of the Santa Fe Trail is a 188-mile route designated as Scenic & Historic Byway that crosses Bent, Las Animas, Otero & Prowers Counties;
runs from the Kansas-Colorado border, westward along U.S. Highway 50 to Holly, Granada, Lamar, Fort Lyon, Las Animas, and La Junta {and Bent's Old Fort};
then south and west along U.S. Highway 350 to Thatcher, Model, Hoehne and Trinidad on the I-25; then 12 miles south to Raton Pass and the New Mexico border.

Colorado Scenic Guide, Southern Region book by Lee Gregory  
"Colorado Scenic Guide: Southern Region" [1984]
by Lee Gregory

Johnson Books 3rd edition 9x6 pb [6/96] for $11.66
Ghost Towns Colorado Style Southern Region book by Kenneth Jessen  "Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Volume 3 - Southern Region" [2001]
by Kenneth Jessen

includes over 280 town histories, 150 detailed maps, and 230 historic & contemporary photographs
J.V. Publns 8½x5½ pb [5/2001] for $23.76
Ghost Towns Colorado Style Eastern Region book by Kenneth Jessen  "Ghost Towns, Colorado Style: Volume 4 - Eastern Region" [2009]
by Kenneth Jessen

covers over 1,000 sites
J.V. Publns 8½x5½ pb [11/2009] for $22.09

official seal of Pueblo County, Colorado
Pueblo County, Colorado [est. 1866]
Pueblo County covers 2,397.73 square miles (6,210 km²); population 159,063 (2010 U.S. Census); the Pueblo Metropolitan Statistical Area includes
the towns of Avondale, Beulah Valley, Colorado City, Pueblo {county seat}, Pueblo West, and the independent community of Vineland.

official flag of the City of Pueblo, Colorado         official seal of the City of Pueblo, Colorado         seal/logo of Colorado State University at Pueblo
City of Pueblo, Colorado [incorp. 1870] ZIP 81002
The City of Pueblo is the eighth-largest municipality in the State of Colorado.
Greater Pueblo [CO] Chamber of Commerce
Destination Pueblo [CO] Assn.

The Pueblo [CO] Chieftain daily newspaper [est. 1868], 825 W. Sixth Street

Lulu's Gas & Grub near Pueblo, Colorado
  Shamrock Brewing Co. Irish Pub in Pueblo, Colorado
Pueblo [CO] Online directory
Piñon Inn near Pueblo, Colorado
Cinemark Tinseltown Cinemas, at the Eagleridge Shopping Center in Pueblo, Colorado
DJ's Steakhouse in Pueblo, Colorado
Texas Coffee Grinder Company [est. 2006] in Pueblo, Colorado {formerly of Garrison, TX}
Colorado State University at Pueblo [est. 1933[
Colorado State Fair [since 1869; Labor Day Weekend 2014 = #135] in Pueblo, Colorado
KTSC-TV Channel 8 Rocky Mtn PBS affiliate, 2200 Bonforte Blvd. in Pueblo, Colorado
ERVAZ Oregon Steel Mills facility [est. 1881] in Pueblo, Colorado
GOLD STAR: located in the old Chief Theater (built 1918 as the Rialto, renamed 1930s, concert venue circa 1980s, leased by Damon Runyon Repertory in 2003)  Damon Runyon Repertory Theatre Company [est. 1998] in Downtown Pueblo, Colorado
Steelworks Center of The West [est. 2000, renamed 2014] in Pueblo, Colorado
Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum [est. 1985] east of Pueblo, Colorado: official websiteentry at Wikipedia

Pueblo Railway Foundation & Museum [est. 2003], 201 West B Street in Pueblo, Colorado
1923 Pullman Colorado Fuel & Iron Co. Mine Rescue Car #1 is restored & on exhibit   click here for photograph (in a new window)
at Steelworks Center of The West [est. 2000, renamed 2014] in Pueblo, Colorado

Broadway writer Damon Runyon [1880-1946] was raised in Pueblo, Colorado.

"Damon Runyon's Pueblo" [Rocky Mtn PBS 1981] /tt1697061/
40-minute TV documentary starring Eric Austin {as Damon Runyon}, Tim Abrahamsen {as Doc Holliday} & William Campbell {as 'Bat' Masterson}

Max's at Colorado City, Colorado
Los Cuervos Restaurant & Cantina, 55 No. Parkway Drive in Colorado City, Colorado
Viktorio's Pizzeria, 4490 Bent Brothers Blvd in Colorado City, Colorado
Obie's BBQ & Saloon in Colorado City, Colorado

Baca County, Colorado [est. 1889]
Baca County has a population of 3,751 (2012 esti²mate) spread over 2,557.09 square miles (6,622.8 km²); cities & towns
include Campo, Deora, Lycan, Pritchett, Springfield {county seat}, Two Buttes, Utleyville, Vilas & Walsh.

Bent County, Colorado [est. 1874]
Bent County was created in 1874 but was broken up in 1889 into Cheyenne, Lincoln, Kiowa, Otero, and Prowers counties; it currently covers
1,541.12 square miles (3,991 km²); population 5,968 (2000 U.S. Census); there is only one city, the county seat of Las Animas;
other communities include Able, Caddoa, Fort Lyon, Hasty, Hilton, Marlman, McClave, Melina, Ninaview, and the Boggsville historic site.
Bent County Democrat newspaper in Las Animas, Colorado http://www.bcdemocratonline.com/
Kit Carson Museum in Las Animas, Colorado
Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County site at Boggsville, Colorado

Crowley County, Colorado [est. 1911]
Cities & towns include Crowley, Olney Springs, Ordway {county seat} & Sugar City

Crowley County Heritage Center [built 1914]

Ordway [est. 1890] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ordway,_Colorado

Huerfano County, Colorado
Huerfano County covers 1,593.24 square miles (4,126 km²); population 6,600 (2012 estimate); the towns include
Cuchara, Gardner, La Veta, Navajo Ranch, and Walsenburg {county seat}, plus ghost towns of Badito & Calumet.
Huerfano County Chamber of Commerce [est. 1988; website hijacked] in Walsenburg, Colorado

Walsenburg, Colorado [est. 1842, incorp. 1876]
Huerfano County Courthouse in Walsenburg, Colorado
Mining Museum in Walsenburg, Colorado
Huerfano Journal in Walsenburg, Colorado
Huerfano World = newspaper? in Walsenburg, Colorado
Fallen Angel Antiques in Walsenburg, Colorado
Sunset Candle Antiques in Walsenburg, Colorado
KSPK radio on Main Street in Walsenburg, Colorado
FOX movie theater in Walsenburg, Colorado - open Fri-Sat-Sun
old school building on East Seventh Street in Walsenburg, Colorado
nice old office building on East Tenth Street in Walsenburg, Colorado

Alpha Motel in North Walsenburg, Colorado
Anchor Motel in Walsenburg, Colorado
Budget Host Motel in North Walsenburg, Colorado
Dakota Campground in North Walsenburg, Colorado
Knight's Inn Motel in Walsenburg, Colorado
Rio Cucharas Inn in Walsenburg = www.riocucharasinn.com
Sands Motel in Walsenburg, Colorado
Villagio Motel in Walsenburg, Colorado

Alpine Rose Cafe in Walsenburg, Colorado
Chang's Bistro in Walsenburg, Colorado
Fireside Cafe in Walsenburg, Colorado
George's Drive-In in North Walsenburg, Colorado
Huerfano Cafe in Walsenburg, Colorado
Iron Horse Restaurant in Walsenburg, Colorado
Sarti's Bar in Walsenburg, Colorado

Kiowa County, Colorado [est. 1889]
Cities & towns include Arlington, Brandon, Chivington, Eads {county seat}, Haswell, Sheridan Lake & Towner

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site http://www.nps.gov/sand/index.htm

seal of Las Animas County, Colorado
Las Animas County, Colorado
Las Animas County covers 4,775.42 square miles (12,368 km²); population 14,945 (2012 estimate); includes the City of Trinidad {county seat};
the towns of Aguilar, Branson, Cokedale, Kim & Starkville; the communities of Boncarbo, Delhi, Hoehne, Jansen, Model, Segundo,
Stonewall Gap, Thatcher, Trinchera, Tyrone, Villegreen & Weston; and the Ludlow historic site & Madrid ghost town.
Las Animas County, Colorado official website
Las Animas County at Wikipedia
Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce [est. 1881]
  Perry Stokes County Airport near Trinidad, Colorado

Town of Aguilar, Colorado [founded 1861, incorp. 1894]
ForestWise LLC land management [est. 1887] of Aguilar, Colorado
Apishapa Velley Historical Society [est. 2003]
Colorado Homestead Properties based in Aguilar, Colorado
June Valentine Museum in Gulnare, Colorado
Spanish Peaks Inn and RV Park in Gulnare, Colorado.
Kim Outpost in Kim, Colorado
Sopris, Colorado was flooded by Trinidad Lake, circa 1970
Spahn & Friends Bison Ranch

Highway 160 East at Exit 15 of I-25 is known as the Kit Carson Trail

Ludlow Massacre Historic Site
On 20 April 1914, the Colorado National Guard and hired hoodlums opened fire with machine guns on a tent city of 1,200 striking coal miners
and their families outside Ludlow, Colorado; the 'Ludlow Massacre' resulted in the deaths of 9 strikers and 2 women and 11 children.
Ludlow Massacre Memorial Monument just off I-25 at Exit 27
"Ludlow Massacre" song [1944] by Woody Guthrie [1912-67]

more Ludlow Massacre info (story, books, movies, links) at
Spirit of America Bookstore's American Labor Movements Page

City of Trinidad, Colorado [est. 1842, incorp. 1876] ZIP 81082
City of Trinidad, Colorado official website
Trinidad & Las Animas County Chamber of Commerce [est. 1881]
Trinidad Colorado's Community Web Page [est. 1996]
Colorado Welcome Center at Trinidad in SE Colorado
Historic Trinidad [CO] Tourism Board website
The Trinidad Trolley - free {rubber-tired} tours daily from 10am-2pm in season
Trinidad [CO] History Museum [built 1882]
A.R. Mitchell Memorial Museum & Gallery in Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad [CO] Chronicle-News [est. 1876?], 200 W. Church Street in Trinidad
Trinidad [CO] Times Independent weekly newspaper
K.C.R.T. 92.5-FM 'The Mountain' rock radio in Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad State Junior College [est. 1925]
First National Bank in Trinidad [est. 1875]
Fox Movie Theater [built 1908 as West Theater, renamed 1942, closed 2013] in Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad Triggers pro baseball team [est. 2010] of the Pecos League
Skateland Paintball & Sports 424 W. Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad Lanes Family Bowling Center
historic Baca House in Downtown Trinidad
historic Bloom House in Downtown Trinidad
Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre in Downtown Trinidad
Movie Picture Showhouse, 3600 E. Main Street in Trinidad
Trinidadio Blues Fest [1999-2011]
Cougar Canyon Golf Resort {closed until further notice} east of Trinidad, Colorado

Buffalo Smokehouse Restaurant in Trinidad, Colorado
El Rancho Club in Trinidad, Colorado
Hollywood Bar & Cafe in Trinidad, Colorado
Main Street Bakery & Cafe in Trinidad, Colorado
Purgatoire on Elm Restaurant, 516 E. Elm Street {the Old Train Station} in Trinidad, Colorado
Rino's Italian Restaurant & Steakhouse in Trinidad, Colorado
Trinidad Diner on Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado
White Spot Drive-In on Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado

Black Jack’s Inn, 225 W. Main Street in Trinidad, Colorado
Columbian Hotel [built 1879, being restored] in Trinidad, Colorado
Stone Mansion B&B, 212 East Second Street in Trinidad, Colorado
Tarabino Inn & Gallery, 310 E. Second Street in Trinidad, Colorado

Otero County, Colorado [est. 1889]
includes the cities of La Junta {county seat} & Rocky Ford, and the towns of Cheraw, Fowler, Manzanola & Swink.
historic Bent's Old Fort [est. 1933]

La Junta, Colorado [incorp. 1881]
Otero Museum and Fine Arts League in La Junta
Rocky Ford, Colorado Chamber of Commerce

Prowers County, Colorado [est. 1889]
includes the City of Lamar {county seat}; the towns of Granada, Hartman, Holly & Wiley; and the community of Bristol

Town of Granada, Colorado
Amache WWII Internment Camp near Granada, Colorado
Amache Relocation Center Preservation Society [est. 1990]

Holly Sugar [est. 1905, merged with Imperial Sugar in 1988]

City of Lamar, Colorado [est. 1886]
former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe 2-6-2 railroad locomotive on display in Lamar

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