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Huerfano County Colorado Historical Markers

 
The Marker with Huerfano Butte In the Distance image, Touch for more information
By J. J. Prats, April 18, 2013
The Marker with Huerfano Butte In the Distance
Colorado (Huerfano County), Walsenburg — 79 — Huerfano Butte
The isolated cone-shaped butte, east of this point and 10 miles north of Walsenburg, was named El Huerfano, “The Orphan,” by early Spaniards. The name appeared in Spanish records as early as 1818. This butte was near the Trappers’ Trail . . . — Map (db m64793) HM
Colorado (Huerfano County), Walsenburg — 181 — Huerfano ButteBeacon to Settlement
Here, in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks and the Wet Mountains, stands El Huerfano - "the orphan." This stark and lonely volcanic outcrop, named in the late 1700s by an unknown Spanish trader, had for centuries guided earlier Hispanos and . . . — Map (db m97717) HM

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