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Alamosa in Alamosa County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Alamosa County

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
1. Alamosa County Marker
Inscription.  

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• Penitente Canyon [informational]

• Great Sand Dunes National Park [informational]

• Stations of the Cross Shrine [informational]

• The Fort Garland Museum is a restored frontier adobe fort that served the San Luis Valley from 1848 to 1883. Once commanded by Kit Carson, the fort today interprets the lives of frontier soldiers and Hispano settlers.

• Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Conejos is the home of the oldest parish in Colorado. Parishioners built the first adobe and wood church in 1857. It burned in 1926 and was immediately replaced by the building that stands today.

• Reconstructed by the Colorado Historical Society, Pike's Stockade was originally erected in the winter of 1806-7 by Lt. Zebulon M. Pike and his party of eleven men. Spanish soldiers captured Pike here, charged him with trespassing on Spanish Territory, and then escorted him to Chihuahua, Mexico.

• Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [informational]

• Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic and Historic Byway winds its way through land

Alamosa County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 16, 2020
2. Alamosa County Marker
once under the rule of the Spanish Empire. Travelers along this route can visit San Luis, Colorado's oldest community, and Fort Garland, one of the territory's first military posts. Los Caminos Antiguos means "the ancient roads."

• Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway [informational]

• Rio Grande Museum and Cultural Center [informational]
 
Erected by Colorado Historical Society, CO DOT, Federal Highway Administration, and CO Division of Wildlife.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEnvironmentHispanic AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 28.178′ N, 105° 51.752′ W. Marker is in Alamosa, Colorado, in Alamosa County. Marker is on the Alamosa Municipal Complex grounds, about 150 feet NW of the intersection of Broadway/Denver Avenue (US Hwy 160) and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Hunt Avenue, Alamosa CO 81101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Adams State College (here, next to this marker); Alamosa (here, next to this marker); Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169 (within shouting distance of this marker); All Aboard for Alamosa! (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church

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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Emperius Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); American National Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alamosa Depot (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alamosa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alamosa County. "Colorado Encyclopedia" entry (Submitted on January 11, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Alamosa County Tourism. County website (Submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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