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Mora History & Culture

Prior to Spanish conquest, the Mora area was Indian country. Although not an area of heavy Indian settlement by such tribes as the Pueblo Indians, the Mora valley was much used by nomadic tribes: the Utes, Navajos and Apache.The first land grant in what is now Mora Valley was made in 1835 and named “Santa Gertrudis de Mora”.

“Mora” is actually today three plazas and three villages; Mora, Cleveland (originally San Antonio) and Chacon. Holman (originally Agua Negra) lies between Chacon and Cleveland. There are many points of interest in more county including Carson National Forest, Coyote Creek State Park, More Fish Hatchery, Morphy Lake State Park, Cleveland Roller Mill, and St. Vrain Mill.

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