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Chapter 6. Ranching historyAuthor(s): Thomas Merlan; Kurt F. Anschuetz
Source: In: Anschuetz, Kurt F.; Merlan, Thomas. More than a scenic mountain landscape: Valles Caldera National Preserve land use history. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-196. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 107-116.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionAdolf Bandelier described the Valles Caldera in the mid-1880s: The Valles Mountains separate the northern section of the Queres district from that claimed by the Jémez tribe. Against the chain of gently sloping summits which forms the main range from the peak of Abiquiu to the Sierra de la Palisada in the south abuts in the west an elevated plateau, containing a series of grassy basins to which the name of “Los Valles” (the valleys) has been applied. Permanent streams water it, and contribute to make an excellent grazing region of this plateau. But the seasons are short. For snow fills the passes sometimes till June and may be expected again as early as September (Bandelier 1892:200).
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CitationMerlan, Thomas; Anschuetz, Kurt F. 2007. Chapter 6. Ranching history. In: Anschuetz, Kurt F.; Merlan, Thomas. More than a scenic mountain landscape: Valles Caldera National Preserve land use history. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-196. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 107-116.
KeywordsValles Caldera National Preserve, VCNP, land use
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