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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Dolores County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Dolores County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Dolores County, CO (7) La Plata County, CO (32) Montezuma County, CO (62) San Juan County, CO (51) San Miguel County, CO (1) San Juan County, UT (46)  DoloresCounty(7) Dolores County (7)  LaPlataCounty(32) La Plata County (32)  MontezumaCounty(62) Montezuma County (62)  SanJuanCounty(51) San Juan County (51)  SanMiguelCounty(1) San Miguel County (1)  SanJuanCountyUtah(46) San Juan County (46)
Dove Creek is the county seat for Dolores County
Adjacent to Dolores County, Colorado
      La Plata County (32)  
      Montezuma County (62)  
      San Juan County (51)  
      San Miguel County (1)  
      San Juan County, Utah (46)  
 
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1Colorado (Dolores County), Dove Creek — Community and Conflict
Ancestral Puebloans Beginning around A.D. 600, Ancestral Puebloans built Colorado's first permanent towns in the canyon country south of here. Hundreds of these settlements sprawled across the desert, with an overall population possibly . . . Map (db m160128) HM
2Colorado (Dolores County), Dove Creek — Dove Creek
The World War I veterans who claimed homesteads near here in the [illegible] had never fought an enemy quite as intractable as sagebrush. Clearing the land of it required decades of backbreaking hand-to-hand combat. But the army of farmers . . . Map (db m160121) HM
3Colorado (Dolores County), Dove Creek — Dove Creek Country
[Text blocks, counter-clockwise from top left, read] • The Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway is a remarkable tour through western Colorado's remote canyon country. Copper, radium, vanadium, and uranium all enticed miners here; . . . Map (db m160155) HM
4Colorado (Dolores County), Dove Creek — Gunnison Sage Grouse
As goes sagebrush, so goes the Gunnison sage grouse. These highly adapted birds rely on this shrubby vegetation for food, camoflage, and nesting material. Sagebrush rangeland also provides the setting for the species' highly unusual . . . Map (db m160150) HM
5Colorado (Dolores County), Dove Creek — War Memorial
Dedicated to the valiant men of Dolores County, Colorado who served their country and died for the cause of freedom Duty, Honor, County, Well Done Be Thou At Peace World War No. 2 Troy Young • Clarence Barlett Dick . . . Map (db m160119) WM
6Colorado (Dolores County), Dove Creek — Why East? / Who Were The Franciscans? — Dominguez y Escalante Expedition 1776 • 1976
Why East? The purpose of Fathers Dominguez and Escalante's journey through this region in 1776 was to find a route to Spanish missions in Monterey. During the first 2½ weeks of the expedition, the Fathers' route took them to the . . . Map (db m160107) HM
7Colorado (Dolores County), Rico — Rico, Colorado
The Rico area was originally inhabited by natives including the Utes. In the 1700’s Spanish explorers were in the area. In 1833, trappers like W. Walton of the St. Louis Fur Co., came and reported remains of Spanish smelters. Mining began about . . . Map (db m118655) HM
 
 
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Jun. 30, 2022