Historic Preservation Advisory Board Projects & County History


The History of Japanese-Americans in Otero County, Colorado


Japanese-Americans in Otero County, Colorado: An Historic Context (OAHP DOC. NO. OT.LG.R4)

By: Natasha E Krasnow

With contributions by:

Michelle Slaughter

Kathleen Corbett, Ph.D., Corbett AHS, Inc.

and Rebecca Goodwin

April 23, 2019

Revised June 2019


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Home on the Range: Podcasts

Take a driving tour and listen to local homesteaders, ranchers, and historians share about life in the Purgatoire River Region by listening to our podcasts. 



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Home on the Range: Brochures

Peruse these historically rich brochures for a fuller education on the Purgatoire River Valley and Comanche National Grassland.

  Driving Tour Brochure

  Homesteading Brochure



Purgatoire River Region - Historic Context

Historic Context Study of the Purgatoire River Region

Project Director: Abbey Christman                    

Report Authors: Richard Carillo, Abbey Christman, Kathleen Corbett, Lindsay Joyner, and Jonathon Rusch

Report Layout: Michelle Chichester

Research Assistance: Michelle Chichester, Emily Noggle, and Lauren Trice


Colorado Preservationist - The Colorado Preservation Journal