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

Old Spanish Trail North Branch

 
 
Old Spanish Trail North Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 30, 2018
1. Old Spanish Trail North Branch Marker
Click on photo to view photos of the early pathfinders.
Inscription.  This sign marks an important junction of the Old Spanish Trail. Both forks, east and west, of the North Branch of this Trail converged at Saguache before continuing west of Cochetopa Pass and on to Los Angeles.

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′ 
Old Spanish Trail North Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 30, 2018
2. Old Spanish Trail North Branch Marker
W. Marker is in Saguache, Colorado, in Saguache County. Marker is at the intersection of 8th Street (State Highway 285) and Christy Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 8th Street. Marker is located at the Otto Mears Park. 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.)
 
Categories. Exploration
 
Old Spanish Trail North Branch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, May 30, 2018
3. Old Spanish Trail North Branch Marker
Old Spanish Trail Map image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
4. Old Spanish Trail Map
 

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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.
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