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Farisita

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1923–1988. Colorado 69 and Huerfano County 620

Asperidon Faris, a Lebanese merchant, established a 160-acre ranch, with a store and post office, and gave it the feminine diminutive form of his name, for his daughter, Jeannette. She recalled: “Dad sold everything in his store, from christening clothes to coffins. The walls of the basement were four to five feet thick.” The now abandoned Faris store and house survive, along with a barn whose Gothic window suggests religious use.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Farisita", [, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-HF14.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 373-374.

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