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Manassa

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Manassa (1879, 7,683 feet) was founded by Mormon colonists and named for one of the sons of Joseph in the Old Testament. Hispanics at Los Cerritos, 3 miles southeast, supposedly tried to stop the colony by damming the north fork of the Conejos River, but the Mormons cleared the river and built a successful agricultural town.

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Author: 
Thomas J. Noel

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