12.000 x 9.000 x 0.500 inches
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Near La Veta
Beverley Harper Tinsley
Painting - Oil On Stretched Canvas
Near La Veta
This is a late fall landscape of an area near La Veta, in Southwestern Colorado with a distant view of the mountain range and a field and fence closer by. A cool day, dry grass, a beautiful vista and deep shadows touched with snow.....
The original is on stretched canvas with painted edges, finished and ready to hang now or frame to your liking.
Colonel John Francisco and Judge Henry Daigre formed a partnership and purchased land under the Vigil-St. Vrain Land Grant in 1868. The land was located on a Native American trail used by the Ute tribe (and earlier the Comanches). Joined by Hiram Washington Vasquez Francisco and Daigre built a plaza known as Francisco Fort to supply the Denver mining camps with products from ranching and farming. Ranches and farms like that of the Bela and Fain families were located nearby.
In Spanish, La Veta, translates as �the mineral vein��an appropriate name given the town's association with mining claims such as the abandoned mining camp of Ojo, which is located a few miles from the town and whose concrete foundations can still be seen upon close inspection. Hiram Vasquez said that the town was named by Mexican settlers from a vein of white mineral, which they called �La Veta Tierra Blanca�.
By 1876 the Denver and Rio Grande Railway Company�later the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad�built a narrow gauge railroad through a right-of-way to the plaza and 200 acres for a town site donated by Francisco and Daigre. The tracks continued over what is known today as �Old La Veta Pass�, completing a trek up to an elevation of 9,382 feet to a depot built by 1877 in a place known as �Uptop� and west into the San Luis Valley. In 1899 The railroad converted the rails to standard gauge and rerouted the rails to Veta Pass, 9,242 feet, 9 miles south of La Veta Pass. The old narrow gauge roadbed was converted to a wagon road. Though gravel, it can still be traversed by passenger vehicles in good conditions. Another pass, dubbed North La Veta Pass. 9,413 ft., two miles north of La Veta Pass, is traversed by US Highway 160, which is paved the entire way.
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October 30th, 2013
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