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

The Winds of Change

 
 
The Winds of Change Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2018
1. The Winds of Change Marker
Inscription.  For hundreds of years, American Indians were virtually the sole inhabitants of western Colorado. Isolated by the towering mountain peaks and rugged canyons and plateaus, members of the Ute Indian tribe lived relatively undisturbed here until their treasured land was discovered by the outside world.

In a series of treaties signed by the Utes and the United States government beginning in 1863, the Indian people progressively gave up their domain to make way for advancing miners and settlers. By the time of Colorado statehood in 1876, the Utes had been confined to a smaller area and their nomadic lifestyle had drastically changed.

Note: The rest of the marker is mostly illegible.
 
Location. 38° 28.787′ N, 107° 52.503′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Colorado, in Montrose County. Marker can be reached from South 1st Street near South Uncompahgre Avenue. Marker is located in Centennial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montrose CO 81401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Preserving Our Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage
The Winds of Change Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 29, 2018
2. The Winds of Change Marker
Marker is visible to the left of the street light.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 300 feet away); What's in a Name? (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 600 feet away); The Gunnison Tunnel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montrose.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of marker with legible text. • Can you help?
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