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Today we slept in...needed the rest after several long travel days (I know, Betty C--you all would think we are wimps!!). We chose to have a "big" (for us) breakfast this morning which also slowed us down somewhat and we didn't pull out of camp until 9:45. The temperature was already 71 so we knew we had likely left the "polar vortex" behind us! …
Arrived today in Walsenbeg CO, just south of Pueblo. After 1400 miles we have exited the Rocky Mountains. It was an area of Colorado new to me and fun to see. Along with high mountain ranges, aspen groves and green meadows, other notables include: a high preponderance of Texas license plates, an inordinate amount of ...
... thrilled to have found this historic photo on the WWW.
The actual mine was situated out of view in this photo. The mine was further left and up the canyon.
Natalie has very fond memories of growing up in the small neighborhood town of Delagua. She was born in this mining town and lived there through her 8th grade graduation. This is where her two younger siblings Frank Jr. and Loretta ...
Las Animas County has the largest area of th 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the
United States Las Animas County takes its name from the Mexican Spanish name of the Purgatoire River, originally called
... the workers and their families. This is how Delagua came to be. It took the name of the
creek and canyon that it resided in.
Las Animas County registries mention that Delagua had a population of 2000 by 1925. The coal
mine ran continuously except for a short spell in 1939 due to unfavorable economic conditions.
The mine was officially closed in 1952. The town was ...