“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 Mosca, 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)
Location of Mosca, Colorado
    Alamosa County (36)
    Conejos County (3)
    Costilla County (3)
    Huerfano County (2)
    Rio Grande County (6)
    Saguache County (4)
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1Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — "Totally Unique and Unexpected"Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
"Totally Unique and Unexpected!" —park visitor Welcome to the high elevation desert that is Great Sand Dunes! Does this landscape strike you as amazing, bizarre or totally out of place. If so, you’re not . . . Map (db m71050) HM
2Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — DimensionsGreat Sand Dunes National Monument
The scale of the Great Sand Dunes can be difficult to judge. The dunes you see from here are only the front lines of a sea of dunes that covers many square miles. How far do the dunes extend into the distance? The dunes are 8 miles (13km) . . . Map (db m104717) HM
3Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Evidence of a Changing World
This landscape is the result of dramatic climate changes that affected plants, animals, and humans. In ancient times, large shallow lakes existed on today's valley floor, and American Indians of the Clovis culture pursued great herds of large . . . Map (db m160699) HM
4Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Great Risk for Great RewardLos Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
In an attempt to settle unknown territory, the Mexican government offered a large gift of land, la merced, for anyone brave enough to attempt to settle the San Luis Valley. Mexican land grants made it possible for even a poor man to . . . Map (db m160677) HM
5Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — L.B. "Bill" CasselmanDedicated to
Pioneer conservationist and founding member of the Moffat - Hooper - Mosca Service League for his many years of dedicated service to the preservation of the natural beauty of the San Luis ValleyMap (db m160692) HM
6Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Los Caminos AntiguosLos Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
You have entered the land of the Río Bravo del Norte, the northernmost outpost of sixteenth century Spain. To the Spanish people, the San Luis Valley was a wild and unexplored place known only to the Native people. Amidst the beauty and towering . . . Map (db m160674) HM
7Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Lt. Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition1806-7
Travel the route of these explorers and read Lt. Pike’s own words from his journal. U.S. Army Expedition to explore the United States new southwest boundary with New Spain. The men: Lt. Zebulon M. Pike Dr. John H. Robinson Sgt. William . . . Map (db m160680) HM
8Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Pike and Southwest CommerceAn Inauspicious Beginning
29th January. Thursday. Finding the distance too great to attempt crossing immediately to the river, in a direct line, we marched obliquely to a copse of woods, which made down a considerable distance from the mountains. Distance 17 miles. Saw . . . Map (db m145393) HM
9Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Sangre de Cristo EcosystemGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Different Life Zones Exist in the Mountains Imagine climbing the mountain in front of you. You might notice it gets cooler as you ascend. As the temperature drops, moisture in the air condenses, precipitation increases, and creates different . . . Map (db m71056) HM
10Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Sounds of SilencePike and his men enter New Spain through Medano Pass
On January 27, 1807, U.S. Army Lt. Zebulon Pike and nine soldiers (affectionally called "Dam'd Set of Rascals" by Pike) crossed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains over Medano Pass to enter the territory of New Spain. On orders of his commander, Pike's . . . Map (db m160702) HM
11Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Stepping into WildernessGreat Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
You are about to step into the Great Sand Dunes Wilderness. Its mood changes with the seasons, from the spacious solitude of winter, to spring and summer fun and play. Whatever the season of your visit, this unexpected wilderness offers . . . Map (db m71057) HM
12Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — The Mountain Barrier
Mountains and passes were important in the formation of the sand dunes. You are looking at the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Prevailing southwesterly winds carrying sand across the San Luis Valley were blocked by the mountains. As the . . . Map (db m71055) HM
13Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Understanding the Great Sand Dunes System: the Sabkha
As you travel through these sandy grasslands, notice the bright white surface deposits visible along the highway to the west. The sabkha forms where sand is seasonally saturated by rising ground water. When the water evaporates away in late . . . Map (db m160687) HM
14Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Understanding the Great Sand Dunes System: the Sand Sheet
You are looking across a sandy grassland that is a vital part of the Great Sand Dunes geological system. The sand sheet lies between the dunefield and the sabkha. Its deepest portions may be remnants of an ancient lake system, but the surface is . . . Map (db m160700) HM
15Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Welcome "Caminante" to...Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
¡Bienvenidos! Caminantes! Come! Take a walk with us. We know an old song, El Caminante, which tells of taking a long walk along the ancient roads. Like the first prehistoric inhabitants, you too are a ‘caminante’, or one who walks upon . . . Map (db m160668) HM
16Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Who Owns This Land?Los Caminos Antiguos Scenic & Historic Byway
Ready or not, with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, Hispano settlers (pobladores) of the San Luis Valley became Americans overnight. The pobladores of the large land grants were legally granted citizenship of the United . . . Map (db m160679) HM
17Colorado (Alamosa County), Mosca — Zebulon Pike's "sand-hills"Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
On January 28, 1807, Lt. Zebulon Pike and his small band of tattered, hungry, foot-sore soldiers camped near here, having just crossed this snowy Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Under orders from General James Wilkinson to explore the southwestern . . . Map (db m71884) HM
Apr. 18, 2021