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.
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Lathrop State Park
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