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

Clickable Map of Las Animas 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> Las Animas County, CO (41) Baca County, CO (2) Bent County, CO (7) Costilla County, CO (3) Huerfano County, CO (2) Otero County, CO (17) Pueblo County, CO (15) Colfax County, NM (24) Union County, NM (21)  LasAnimasCounty(41) Las Animas County (41)  BacaCounty(2) Baca County (2)  BentCounty(7) Bent County (7)  CostillaCounty(3) Costilla County (3)  HuerfanoCounty(2) Huerfano County (2)  OteroCounty(17) Otero County (17)  PuebloCounty(15) Pueblo County (15)  ColfaxCountyNew Mexico(24) Colfax County (24)  UnionCounty(21) Union County (21)
Trinidad is the county seat for Las Animas County
Adjacent to Las Animas County, Colorado
      Baca County (2)  
      Bent County (7)  
      Costilla County (3)  
      Huerfano County (2)  
      Otero County (17)  
      Pueblo County (15)  
      Colfax County, New Mexico (24)  
      Union County, New Mexico (21)  
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1 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — Dinosaur Shoulder Blade From An Apatosaurus
This replica is an exact copy of a large dinosaur bone unearthed in 2008 from a quarry located in Picket Wire Canyonlands. Apatosaurus is among the most massive land animals ever to exist. A member of the long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur is called . . . Map (db m184919) HM
2 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — Dolores Mission and Cemetery
This Catholic church and cemetery are important components of the small Hispanic community in Picket Wire Canyonlands dating from the late 1870s through 1890s. In 1889, Damacio Lopez, the original owner, sold this land to Reverend Bishop Mattz of . . . Map (db m182455) HM
3 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — History of the Rourke Family and Wineglass Ranch, 1871-1900
Farmhand to Cattle Baron Eugene Rourke was born on St. Patrick's Day in 1849 in Wicklow County, Ireland. The younger of 10 children, Eugene and his family immigrated to La Salle, Illinois in 1852. Tragically, his parents died . . . Map (db m181884) HM
4 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — Life at Dinosaur Lake
Today the Purgatoire River rolls through a rugged, arid landscape in a deeply carved canyon—but imagine a lush conifer forest and verdant ferns right where you're standing! Learning from the Layers The layers of rock at the . . . Map (db m181056) HM
5 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — Rourke Ranch Historic District 1900-1971 Architecture Reflects Interaction of Ethnic Settlers
The Rourke Ranch Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000, is a striking example of a late 19th century cattle ranching enterprise. The ranch played a significant role in the settlement and . . . Map (db m181947) HM
6 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — The Largest Tracksite in North America
A famous discovery was made right here along the Purgatoire River! During the Jurassic Period, hundreds of dinosaurs once inhabited this area when it was a vast lake. As they plodded through the mud along the lakeshore, the dinosaurs left behind . . . Map (db m181254) HM
7 Colorado, Las Animas County, Kim — The Site from the Sky
From the air, you can see the tracks of two sauropod dinosaurs walking side by side along the ancient lakeshore. The discovery that some types of dinosaurs lived in large herds like modern animals happened because of parallel tracks . . . Map (db m181013) HM
8 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Celebration & Sorrow
A day of festivity was followed by one of the darkest in American Labor history. The state militia was on guard Because tensions between the strikers and the company had been steadily escalating, the state militia was stationed on . . . Map (db m100513) HM
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9 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Company Towns
Most miners lived in company-owned towns like Berwind. The miners often lived in company-owned towns near the mines where they worked. Because of their isolated location, miners were forced to buy provisions at company stores, live in . . . Map (db m193636) HM
10 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Hastings Mine Explosion1917
In memory of the 121 men who lost their lives in the Hastings Mine explosion, April 27, 1917 Map (db m96334) HM
11 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — History Revealed
Excavations of the Ludlow tent cellars permitted archaeologists to contribute to the historical record. The cellars provided the most comprehensive snapshot of daily life in the tent colony. The goals of archaeology at Ludlow were to . . . Map (db m193557) HM
12 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Legacy
The legacy of those who fought and died in the strike is evident in workplace rights enjoyed today. Miners lost the strike but paved the way for labor reform. The coalfield strike ended in December, 1914, when the UMWA was forced to . . . Map (db m193556) HM
13 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Ludlow Tent Colony Site MemorialThe Ludlow Massacre
In Memory of the men, women and children, who lost their lives in freedom's cause at Ludlow, Colorado April 20, 1914.Map (db m100506) HM
14 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Rediscovering LudlowArchaeologists uncovered the original tent colony
Between 1997 and 2002 archaeologists studied the living conditions of miners in southern Colorado. Archaeologists carried out excavations at the Berwind coal camp and the Ludlow tent colony - two sites from the 1913-1914 Colorado coalfield . . . Map (db m193558) HM
15 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Tent Life
Even though conditions were harsh, colonists forged friendships and a sense of community. Approximately 1200 people lived in 200 tents made of canvas and wood. Based on excavations, tents averaged 10 x 14 feet in size and were . . . Map (db m193627) HM
16 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — Testimonies & MemoriesVoices from the Budow Massacre survive.
The following statements are from people who were involved with the tragedy. They come from official records and oral histories. "They used to scrub by hand, go fetch the water a mile [or] two, [at] 3:00 in the morning. We used to make . . . Map (db m193570) HM
17 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — The Ludlow Massacre
  On April 20, 1914, the State Militia unleashed an un-warranted attack on striking coal miners and their families living in a tent colony at this site. Eleven children and two women suffocated in a cellar beneath a tent when flames engulfed the . . . Map (db m100509) HM
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18 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — The Story
History often neglects or omits the 1913-1914 Colorado coalfield strike and massacre Looking onto this prairie, you see one of several places where coal miners lived during the strike. Miners demanded better wages, an eight-hour work . . . Map (db m193668) HM
19 Colorado, Las Animas County, Ludlow — United Mine Workers of AmericaUMWA
The United Mine Workers of America has fought for workers rights at home and abroad. The UMWA accepts all mine workers regardless of race, religion or national origin. The UMWA was founded in Columbus, Ohio, on January 22, 1890. It . . . Map (db m193590) HM
20 Colorado, Las Animas County, Model — In Memory of the Crewmen
On the morning of 21 August 1944, two B-24 Liberator Bombers collided in mid-air and plunged to earth killing eighteen men. Crew of 42-51517 Lt. Horace M. Jenkins, Cheyenne, WY Capt. Royal J. Brock, Columbus, OH Lt. Clair A.Clark, . . . Map (db m77885) HM WM
21 Colorado, Las Animas County, Model — The Santa Fe Trail
Trail of Commerce The heavily laden freight wagons traveled in parallel columns to minimize dust and for convenience when circling the wagons at night or when danger threatened. A circle of wagons provided a fine defensive position. But the . . . Map (db m77883) HM
22 Colorado, Las Animas County, Model — Whoopee Ti-Yi-Yo...
Bent's Ranch on the Purgatoire River In the fall of 1846, William Bent, supervising partner of Bent's Fort, selected a site on the Purgatoire River, about five miles downstream from here, to create one of Colorado's first farming-ranching . . . Map (db m77886) HM
23 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — A Clash of Cultures
In the late 1860s, directly across the street stood the Colorado Hotel, a two- story adobe building fronted by a wooden arcade. It was the station for the Denver Santa Fe Stage Line and, for several days, the refuge of some 60 Anglo town residents . . . Map (db m100505) HM
24 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Cathay WilliamsBuffalo Soldier — 1844 - ca. 1892 —
At a time when the military banned women, former slave Cathay Williams disguised herself as a man and enlisted in the all-Black 38th Infantry in 1866. She served honorably as Pvt. "William Cathay" for nearly two years. Ready to give up army life, . . . Map (db m135774) HM
25 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Christopher Carson
Christopher Carson Madison County Kentucky Dec. 24, 1809 Fort Lyons Colorado May 23, 1868 Map (db m77854) HM
26 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Coal Miners' Memorial1996
Southern Colorado Miners Memorial 1996 Ben Johnson ArtistMap (db m100504) HM
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27 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — 10 — Raton PassBetween Colorado and New Mexico — Altitude 7,881 Feet —
"Raton" is Spanish for "Mouse". On mountain branch Santa Fe Trail. Crossed by Kearny's Army of the west in the Mexican war and by first regiment, Colorado Volunteers in the civil war. "Uncle Dick" Wooten's toll road built 1865. Railroad . . . Map (db m77853) HM
28 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — 212 — Road to Santa Fe - Over the Pass / Santa Fe Trail Country - "Uncle Dick" Wootton
Panel 1 Road to Santa Fe "...for it begins upon the outside line of the outside State (Missouri) and runs directly toward the setting sun..." - Sen. Thomas Hart Benton, following the Santa Fe Trail survey, 1825 For . . . Map (db m97715) HM
29 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Santa Fe Trail
This monument marks the route of the Santa Fe Trail 1822 - 1879 placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution and the State of Colorado It also commemorates the faithful work of Harriett Parker Campbell . . . Map (db m77856) HM
30 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Temple Aaron 1889
Jews have been part of Trinidad's social, economic and political life since first arriving as traders along the Sante Fe Trail. Maurice and Isaac Wise opened a store on Main Street in 1867. The Jaffa Brothers' Trading Company was established in . . . Map (db m135690) HM
31 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — The Coal Miner's Canary
For centuries, miners have been taking canary birds down into their mines to warn them of potential disaster. If a tunnel or shaft collapses or is blocked, thereby diminishing the oxygen supply, the canary will be the first to react, usually dying, . . . Map (db m100501) HM
32 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — The Last Coal Burning Steam Engine
Engine 638 was manufactured in 1906 and put into service with the Colorado & Southern R.R. for service at Trinidad for hauling coal, cattle, agricultural products and general merchandise. Later the engine saw service in other areas of . . . Map (db m116849) HM
33 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — 247 — The Ludlow Massacre - Cultural Frontier / Hispano Colorado - El Moro Country
Panel 1 The Ludlow Massacre By April 1914, the striking coal miners encamped at Ludlow (ten miles northwest of here) had nothing to lose but their lives. Poor, powerless, largely immigrant, they had held out for . . . Map (db m97716) HM
34 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — The Santa Fe Trail
This memorial is the Property of the State of Colorado The Santa Fe Trail 1840 - 1878 Two roads or forks of the Mountain Branch of the Santa Fe Trail-Bent's Old Fort to Taos and Santa Fe-joined . . . Map (db m104912) HM
35 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Transportation on the Santa Fe Trail
The Santa Fe Trail was a major trade route to and from Santa Fe, New Mexico between 1821 and 1880. Wagon ruts, visible from the highway, evidence the thousands of caravans that traversed the route during its 59-year period of use. The Santa Fe Trail . . . Map (db m191749) HM
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36 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Trinidad: A Place to Explore and Discover… Create and Recreate..... Innovate and Invent
Trinidad: A Place to Explore and Until the 1700s, the Ute people traveled the Mountains of western Colorado, and the Apache controlled the eastern plains. The Apache gave way to the Comanche between 1720 and 1805, and the Ute extended . . . Map (db m188717) HM
37 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Trinidad's First City Building
The brick and stone two-story building with a cupola, directly across the street, was Trinidad's first city building, serving not only as Firehouse No. 1 but also as the city hall, police department, and jail. Until it was built in 1888, city . . . Map (db m105536) HM
38 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Viet-Nam War MemorialJuly 4,1965     March 28,1973
Marker Front:Dedicated to those who gave the supreme sacrifice Benjamin J. Belarde, USA • Gary V. Orsland, USMC • Roger A. Blatnick • Isamel B. Armanda, USMC • Peter V. Metas, USA • Bennie Romero, USA • Felidephio B. Gomez, USMC • Anthony . . . Map (db m62861) WM
39 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — 192 — Welcome to Colorado - Trinidad Country / Trinidad - Army of the West
Panel 1 Welcome to Colorado Colorado's vast plains, rugged mountains and grand plateaus, so magnificent in their beauty and variety seem at times to overshadow the state's history and people. But look closely. The . . . Map (db m97739) HM
40 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — Women & Children's March, 1914
During the miners' strike that began in September 1913, when the United Mine Workers of America was trying to unionize the coal mines of Colorado, their most effective public speaker, organizer and morale-booster was nationally famous Mary Harris . . . Map (db m100500) HM
41 Colorado, Las Animas County, Trinidad — World War II Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to all men and women who served in WWII from 1941-1946 Fr. Leo Doyle S.J. · Fr. Joseph Haller S.J. Fr. Charles Robinson S.J. · Fr. Victor Vifquain S.J. Fr. Victor Dossogna S.J. Committee Nick G. Debono · Frank A. Deluca . . . Map (db m62862) WM
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Sep. 22, 2023