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Saguache County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Saguache is approximately 584 (1990), 485 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 297 (1990), 237 (2010).
The amount of land area in Saguache is 1.008 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Saguache to Washington DC is 1653 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 136 miles. (as the crow flies)
Saguache is positioned 38.08 degrees north of the equator and 106.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Saguache began as a trading post on the Old Spanish Trail and flourished as a supply center for the surrounding mining camps. Since the railroad never extended to this corner of the County, it remains an endearing sleepy downtown. Pamphlets describing the downtown are available at the Museum, Hazard House, and the Saguache Crescent (one of the few linotype newspapers still in publication).
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Saguache Historical Events

Alferd Packer, the Cannibal
The story of a 42 year old man who convinced a group of Utah prospectors that he could lead them to gold fields in Colorado. After a severe winter, he appeared in Saguache without the four men. He admitted killing one in self-defense, but later, authorities found that he had killed and eaten them. For the full story, see this page

Saguache Libraries

Saguache County Public Library
702 Pitkin Ave.
Saguache, CO 81149
Phone: 719-655-2551

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