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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Trinidad, Colorado
Location of Trinidad, Colorado
► Las Animas County (24) ► Baca County (2) ► Bent County (5) ► Costilla County (3) ► Huerfano County (2) ► Otero County (7) ► Pueblo County (8) ► Colfax County, New Mexico (21) ► Union County, New Mexico (21)
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|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|
|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|
Madison County Kentucky Dec. 24, 1809
Fort Lyons Colorado May 23, 1868
— — Map (db m77854) HM|
Southern Colorado Miners Memorial
Artist — — Map (db m100504) HM|
|"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|
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, . . . — — Map (db m97715) HM|
marks the route of the
Santa Fe Trail
1822 - 1879
placed by the
Daughters of the
State of Colorado
It also commemorates
the faithful work of
Harriett Parker Campbell . . . — — Map (db m77856) HM|
|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|
|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|
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|
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|
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|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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.
Nick G. Debono · Frank A. Deluca . . . — — Map (db m62862) WM|