Winner of the 2006 Zie Award from the New Mexico Press Women With a strong , distinctive voice , Roberta Price recalls the years she spent in the Huerfano ...
Author: Roberta Price
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Recalls the years the author spent in the Huerfano (Orphan) Valley when it was a petrie dish of countercultural experiments. Documenting her story with photos as well as words, this work describes her participation in the antiwar movement, and her encounters with such icons as Ken Kesey, Gary Snyder, Stewart Brand, and Baba Ram Dass.
Author: Kay Beth Faris AveryPublish On: 2016-12-05
Although the railroads had bypassed Badito and the trail along the Huerfano River, cattle ranchers and sheep growers in the county still managed to make ...
Author: Kay Beth Faris Avery
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Long before English speakers set eyes upon it, the volcanic plug on the south bank of the Huerfano River was tagged with a moniker that means “the orphan.” Spanish conquistadors saw it as a rock pile that God dumped in the middle of nowhere, an odd little cone far removed from the regular foothills edging the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. In the 18th century, this outcropping and the river that bears the same name were famous landmarks for Native American tribes, Hispanic explorers, and French adventurers. Then in the 19th century, along came US mountain men, gold-seekers, cowboys, sheep ranchers, railroad workers, town developers, and coal miners from 31 different countries, speaking 27 different languages. Counterculture revolutionaries discovered the area in the 1960s and established five separate communes west of Walsenburg. Each wave of immigrants brought new perspectives and lifestyles.