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The Santa Fe road grows up

by Nancy Christofferson SOUTHERN COLORADO AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO — By the 1830s the road to Santa Fe was seeing increased traffic and more … Keep Reading

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The road to Santa Fe

by Nancy Christofferson NEW MEXICO— 1821 was a pivotal year for New Mexico and adjacent lands. First, an uprising throughout Spanish-owned Mexico … Keep Reading

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France v. Spain

by Nancy Christofferson ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOUTHWEST — In the late 1700s, Spain still claimed most of the western United States, from the … Keep Reading

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Valverde explores his domain

by Nancy Christofferson SOUTHERN COLORADO — Following Juan de Ulibarri’s lead some 13 years previously, in 1719 Governor Don Antonio Valverde was … Keep Reading

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March in the camps

by Nancy Christofferson HUERFANO/LAS ANIMAS — More than a century ago, coal mines were flourishing throughout Las Animas and Huerfano counties. While the rest … Keep Reading

Sober citizens, 1875 style

 WALSENBURG — The accompanying photograph of 12 men apparently enjoying their cigars and liquid refreshment is occasionally called “The 12 Apostles”. Today … Keep Reading

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