September 15 - October 15 is #HispanicHeritageMonth ! On a recent ranger-guided tour of the historic Pedro Trujillo Homestead, a family of Trujillo descendants posed for this photo. Two generations of the Trujillo family homesteaded on a location that is now along the remote western boundary of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.
Latino culture and heritage are an integral part of the diverse history of the San Luis Valley. The first known people of European descent to enter this valley were the Oñate brothers around 1600, although settlement here didn't take place until the middle of the 19th century, when San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, was established.
Great Sand Dunes honors the contributions of Latino people to the diverse story of the United States of America!
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Photo courtesy of Fort Garland Museum