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Big Bend was small, but important community

In the 1880s, a small community was created at the Big Bend of the Dolores River in southwestern Colorado. It didn't last long, but it was important during its brief life.

This drawing shows Big Bend as it appeared in 1859, before the first American settlers arrived.

Below is a link to my history column about Big Bend.

Big Bend 7-23-23
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