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The lonely sentinel: the most popular pile of pebbles this side of the Potomac

by Nancy Christofferson HUERFANO — When Huerfano County was formally organized in 1861 by the legislature of the Territory of Colorado, it seems likely the namers were of the general opinion to ignore the vast space as an orphan, or the ugly step-child every parent despairs of. To the Spanish, however, the orphan was anything
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