Early Photos | Alamosa/Southern San Luis Valley

A man stands in the middle of Main Street in San Luis (Costilla County), 1880? Shows one and two story adobe buildings around a large, open, dirt plaza.

2019-10-11T03:51:10+00:00

A man stands in the middle of Main Street in San Luis (Costilla County), 1880? Shows one and two story adobe buildings around a large, open, dirt plaza.

View of San Luis (Costilla County). Founded in 1851 as San Luis de Culebra, it is the oldest town in Colorado. Photo probl. 1865-70.

2019-10-11T03:51:14+00:00

View of San Luis (Costilla County). Founded in 1851 as San Luis de Culebra, it is the oldest town in Colorado. Photo probl. 1865-70.

Men pose in front of the first permanent Costilla County Courthouse built in 1884, San Luis (Costilla County, in 1910).

2019-09-21T17:47:47+00:00

The courthouse on the National Register of Historic Places. The men are identified left to right: Eleuterio Gallegos, Eduvigen Gold, Alcadio Salazar, Felipe Pacheco, unknown, José Ramos Valdéz, Heraldo Groendke, Charles Meyer, Eduvigen Barela, Francisco Gallegos, Harry Brink, L.B. Webster, Atanacio Padilla, and Juan Aragón.

The aftermath of a fire in Antonito (Conejos County), 1905.

2019-09-21T17:48:59+00:00

Shows smoking adobe buildings destroyed by the fire. Hispanic American men, probably firefighters, stand near a wagon loaded with three large barrels filled with water to fight the fire. A ladder is up against an adobe building with a wooden false front, a sign reads: “Drug Store.”

2019-10-10T14:03:00+00:00
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