San Luis Valley Resource Set
The resource set includes additional sources to accompany the Primary Source Set and Lesson Ideas to help extend lessons and further student understanding. Primary Source Analysis Worksheets are available on the Elementary Primary Source Sets main page.
San Luis Valley Courier Article 1889 (Newspaper Article)
This clipping has a brief mention of Teofilo coming to Alamosa to sell horses.
Pedro Trujillo's Homestead - 1998 (Photograph)
Pedro “Pete” Trujillo’s homestead in 1998 (before renovation). Notice the Great Sand Dunes in the background.
Cowboys herding cattle in the San Luis Valley. (Photograph)
Breeds like the white-faced Herefords were popular for their well marbled meat. They were introduced in the west in the 1870s. (n.d.)
Anglo-Americans eager to start a new life in San Luis Valley. Representing move of Anglo-Americans from the east.
A sketch map outlining the historic buildings and structures of the Trujillo homestead, prepared by Simmons, L. R., & Simmons, T. H. (2004) of Front Range Research Associates.
La Vega and the San Luis People’s Ditch. (Photograph)
Photo from the San Luis Valley and Central Sangre de Cristo Mountains Reconnaissance Survey Report (December 2011, pg. 7). Photo Courtesy of Front Range Research Associates, Inc.
Mexican Land Grants (within and adjacent to the survey area). Map from the San Luis Valley and Central Sangre de Cristo Mountains Reconnaissance Survey Report (December 2011, pg. 12).
Photograph provided by Marie V. Martinez of Monte Vista, Colorado.
Freight Wagon (Photograph)
Photo shows wagons with sacks of wool near the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Station in Fort Garland (Costilla County), CO. Taken @1900. Settlers who grazed their sheep on the Sangre de Cristo Mexican Land Grant sheared their herds in the spring before summer grazing and then loaded them up on wagons to this train station.