Saguache in Saguache County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Spanish Trail North Branch
The Old Spanish Trail was the principle mule pack route for explorers and traders until 1848, evolving into a wagon road and currently a modern highway.
The purpose of this sign is twofold: first, to note the 4th Annual Conference of the Old Spanish Trail National Association that convened at Saguache, Colorado on June 21-22, 1997; and second, to celebrate the vital contribution of the early trails, before which, all life was limitation.
Early Pathfinders of the Trail
Juan Batista de Anza, 1736-1788 • Antionie Robidoux, 1794-1860 • Christopher "Kit"Carson, 1809-1868 • John W. Gunnison, 1812-1853 • John C. Fremont, 1813-1890 • Ute Chief Ouray, 1833-1880 • John Lawrence, 1835-1908
Marker series. This marker is included in the Old Spanish National Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 5.132′ N, 106° 8.527′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saguache CO 81149, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saguache (a few steps from this marker); Otto Mears Park (within shouting distance of this marker); George W. Hazard Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Also see . . .
1. Old Spanish Trail Association. (Submitted on July 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. Old Spanish National Historic Trail. (Submitted on July 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 15, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.