Presentation on Bent County History

On February 19th, the citizens of Bent County will have an opportunity to hear about the results of a recent survey of historic and prehistoric resources in the county. In 2011 and 2012, a team of archaeologists and historians, led by Richard Carrillo of Cuartelejo HP & Associates of La Junta, documented over twenty rural sites, located on privately held land, relating to early homesteading, ranching, and commerce, as well as early Native American rock art and other prehistoric sites. The project was conceived by the Pioneer Historical Society of Bent County in partnership with the Bent County Commissioners, and was funded by grants from Preserve America and the State Historical Fund. Mr. Carrillo and his colleagues will show photos and discuss the history of Bent County and these fascinating sites at the McClave Elementary School Lab on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served. A second presentation will be held in Las Animas at a later date to be determined.


Kathryn Finau
(719) 469-8818


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