“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Alamosa, Colorado

Clickable Map of Alamosa 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> Alamosa County, CO (36) Conejos County, CO (3) Costilla County, CO (3) Huerfano County, CO (2) Rio Grande County, CO (6) Saguache County, CO (4)  AlamosaCounty(36) Alamosa County (36)  ConejosCounty(3) Conejos County (3)  CostillaCounty(3) Costilla County (3)  HuerfanoCounty(2) Huerfano County (2)  RioGrandeCounty(6) Rio Grande County (6)  SaguacheCounty(4) Saguache County (4)
Alamosa is the county seat for Alamosa County
Alamosa is in Alamosa County
      Alamosa County (36)  
      Conejos County (3)  
      Costilla County (3)  
      Huerfano County (2)  
      Rio Grande County (6)  
      Saguache County (4)  
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1 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — "Old Mose"The King of the Grizzlies
According to Outdoor Life (April, 2004), Old Mose was the most famous grizzly ever to appear in their publication. This one bear was responsible for a myriad of depredations. Known for his distinctive footprint (he was missing two . . . Map (db m160761) HM
2 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — 1988 NAIA Division 1 National Championship Runner-Up
The only Adams State College football team to play in a NAIA Division 1 National Championship Coaching Staff Head Coach - Jeff Geiser Assistant Coaches Lynn Schuett, Chris DeLorenzo, Deano Crumley, Bill Stone, Dan McMinimee, John . . . Map (db m160787) HM
3 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Adams State College
Shortly after its creation in 1921, Adams State Normal School got caught in a political crossfire and received no state funding for construction. But Alamosa residents, quick studies when it came to higher education, raised the money to keep the . . . Map (db m160878) HM
4 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Alamosa
The first U.S. citizen known to have seen the site of present-day Alamosa, Lt. Zebulon M. Pike, was arrested nearby in 1807 for trespassing on Spanish soil. But the Spanish were trespassers themselves—the Utes occupied the land. The . . . Map (db m160914) HM
5 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Alamosa County
[Map captions, clockwise from top right, read] • Penitente Canyon [informational] • Great Sand Dunes National Park [informational] • Stations of the Cross Shrine [informational] • The Fort Garland Museum is a restored . . . Map (db m160927) HM
6 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Alamosa Depot
This monument is placed here to preserve the important history of the start of the whole San Luis Valley, by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad's entrance to Alamosa. The work train arrived in Alamosa in late 1877, and the first passenger train . . . Map (db m160877) HM
7 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — All Aboard for Alamosa!
Colorado's first home railroad was begun in 1871. William J. Palmer, Civil War veteran and founder of the Denver and Rio Grande, felt that transportation was the key to success in this new, undeveloped land. "Narrow gauge" railroad was a new . . . Map (db m160929) HM
8 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — American Legion Building
Designated Landmark City of Alamosa Historic Registry ———————————— Dickey-Springer Post No. 113 American Legion Laid by Charles G. Dawes . . . Map (db m160804) HM
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9 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — American National Bank Building
Designated Landmark City of Alamosa Historic RegistryMap (db m160794) HM
10 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Denver & Rio Grande Western Locomotive No. 169
Emblematic of the courage, fortitude, and vision of those stalwart pioneers and valiant railroad builders who foresaw a great future in the Southwest, this monument is installed to guide the way for posterity in this mighty empire.

May this . . . Map (db m160928) HM

11 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Emperius Building
Designated Landmark City of Alamosa Historic RegistryMap (db m160792) HM
12 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — First Baptist Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m160802) HM
13 Colorado, Alamosa County, Alamosa — Millstone, c. 1845
Millstone, c. 1845 from Servilleta, an early settlement near Conejos, ColoradoMap (db m160758) HM
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Feb. 25, 2024