Lathrop State Park Campground

70 County Road 502, Walsenburg, Colorado, United States | Campground
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Travel Blogs from Walsenburg

Wide Open Spaces...and Rocky Mountain Majesty

A travel blog entry by dwlp.travelkids


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! …

5000 km so far

A travel blog entry by tworedbikes


Cycled our 5000th km today
We were heading for La Veta pass. The climb was steady but mild and we had strong tailwinds, so you can hardly call it a pass, it was so easy.
On the other side, we got headwinds. The scenery became very English-looking with its fields, trees and birds.
Soon we reached a state park that had camping by …

#3 "Pastime Pleasures" in Delagua"

A travel blog entry by neldawhite


... and exchanged letters as well. The Martinez's settled in Southern California where members of the family still live today.
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In 1984 Celeste came for a visit to see my newborn son Garrett

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Kids being kids


#2 So where is Delagua, Co? Well lets take a look.

A travel blog entry by neldawhite


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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


#1 1927 - "Delagua The Early Years"

A travel blog entry by neldawhite


... 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 ...


This campground, located on 70 County Road 502, Walsenburg, is near Lathrop State Park.
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