Cultural Resources Survey Report of the Purgatoire River Region
With funds from Preserve America, the Department of Local Affairs, and the Colorado Historical Society’s State Historical Fund Colorado Preservation is initiating a project to survey historic sites in Otero and Las Animas Counties. With most of the region divided into large ranches, there are many undocumented historic resources on private lands. With cooperation from local ranchers, we have a unique opportunity to identify and document these resources. Professionals will survey archaeological resources, historic buildings, and cultural landscapes on private ranch lands as well as the communities of Hoehne, Kim, Model, Timpas, and Branson. The survey will produce a historic context study, survey forms, and a survey report with historic preservation recommendations.