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Lathrop State Park

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1962. 3 miles west of Walsenburg on U.S. 160
  • Visitor's center mural
  • Visitor's center mural

Colorado's first state park, named for the first director of the state parks and recreation board, has a visitors' center with a remarkable mural painted by Paul Busch in 1972. Depicting settlement waves from prehistoric Native Americans to Hispanics and twentieth-century miners and ranchers, the mural spotlights historical figures such as Juan de Oñate, Chief Ouray, Zebulon Pike, Kit Carson, General William J. Palmer, and Frederick Walsen.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Lathrop State Park", [Walsenburg, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-HF07.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 372-372.

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