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Mesa County Colorado Historical Markers

 
Entering the Rocky Roads National Monument image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, January 16, 2007
Entering the Rocky Roads National Monument
Colorado (Mesa County), Fruita — Rocky Roads Colorado National Monument
The first people to witness this view were probably Indians who had to scale the steep cliffs and talus slopes. Later, ranchers dug narrow passages up into the canyons to bring their cattle to graze in the rich highland trails below. Begun during . . . — Map (db m61910) HM
Colorado (Mesa County), Fruitas — Butch Cassidy In the Grand Valley
Reportedly, in October 1899 Butch Cassidy and several members of the Wild Bunch, also known as the Hole-in-the-wall Gang, travelled through Grand Valley. From 1889 to 1904 this band of deperadoes thrilled local citizens and terrified many . . . — Map (db m104504) HM

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