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Deep in the Colorado mountains, home to the Highway of Legends, the nine surviving adobe buildings of Colonel Francisco’s trading post, the last surviving original adobe fort in the state, have been transformed into the Fort Francisco Museum. In addition to a schoolhouse and re-created general store, the folk museum that reflects the heart of Spanish Peaks country, also holds heirlooms and important artifact collections of the Native Americans, Spanish settlers and pioneers who lived in the region. Nearby, local galleries and the Spanish Peaks Arts Council display the today’s area artists. The quaint town of LaVeta, which you can have lunch, or stay,   grew up around the fort.


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