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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rio Grande County, Colorado
Adjacent to Rio Grande County, Colorado
► Alamosa County (36) ► Archuleta County (6) ► Conejos County (3) ► Mineral County (3) ► Saguache County (4)
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Near this spot
John C. Fremont
on his disastrous
attempt to cross
December, 1848 — — Map (db m160592) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m160601) HM|
|1. Some 10,500 years ago, the San Juan Mountains were well-known to post-ice age hunters. The Folsom culture, as they are now called, hunted bison and gathered plants in high mountain valleys.
2. More recently, Ute Indians lived in this area and . . . — — Map (db m153322) HM|
|Lake City — A City of Elegance
Lake City was founded in 1874 and soon became the center for one of the richest lead and silver mining areas in Colorado. The 1870s were peak years for growth in Lake City but unlike most mining . . . — — Map (db m153323) HM|
Every drop of water has a destiny.
From its pristine headwaters, approximately
fifty miles west of Creede, the Rio Grande
travels 1,885-miles through three states
on its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
The mighty Rio Grande humbly . . . — — Map (db m160576) HM|
|As you travel the Silver Thread Scenic Byway, through the heart of the San Juan
Mountains, watch for wildlife. Elk, moose, mule deer, and bighorn sheep can be found along streams or rivers or in open meadows. Look near a forest edge or on a . . . — — Map (db m153324) HM|