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View, across street, of former location of the Colorado Hotel. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 22, 2016
View, across street, of former location of the Colorado Hotel.
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
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
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Coal Miners' Memorial 1996
Southern Colorado Miners Memorial 1996 Ben Johnson ArtistMap (db m100504) HM
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — 10 — Raton Pass Between 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
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, . . . — Map (db m97715) HM
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
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
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
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
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
Colorado (Las Animas County), Trinidad — Viet-Nam War Memorial July 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
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
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
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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