“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Huerfano County, Colorado

Clickable Map of Huerfano County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Huerfano County, CO (2) Alamosa County, CO (36) Costilla County, CO (3) Custer County, CO (6) Las Animas County, CO (24) Pueblo County, CO (8) Saguache County, CO (4)  HuerfanoCounty(2) Huerfano County (2)  AlamosaCounty(36) Alamosa County (36)  CostillaCounty(3) Costilla County (3)  CusterCounty(6) Custer County (6)  LasAnimasCounty(24) Las Animas County (24)  PuebloCounty(8) Pueblo County (8)  SaguacheCounty(4) Saguache County (4)
Adjacent to Huerfano County, Colorado
    Alamosa County (36)
    Costilla County (3)
    Custer County (6)
    Las Animas County (24)
    Pueblo County (8)
    Saguache County (4)
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1Colorado (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
2Colorado (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
May. 6, 2021