Touring Through Spring

The spring semester at ASU is moving right along just as spring moves right along in the SLV! On March 11 a tour group of History Colorado members visited the San Luis Valley and spent a day with members of the Sangre de Cristo National Hertiage Area touring a few of the important cultural sites in the Valley as well as making a stop at the Luther Bean Museum. The Salazar Center director, Rio de la Vista, and myself, got to tag along on the tour! We were able to visit and get some history on the San Jose Church in Capulin and see the historic Garcia Ranch. The last stop at the museum gave visitors a chance to hear a brief history and overview of the Luther Bean and look around at the various objects. Additionally, I gave a brief presentation on the recent projectile point display. All in all it was a great chance for the Salazar Rio Grande del Norte Center to interact with the public and the Luther Bean Museum to showcase its collection to out of town visitors. Below is a photo of the double wall construction of the potato cellar at the Garcia Ranch.