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In 2019, the author Olibama Tushar was honored by Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame with the Legacy Award and she was also honored on the international stage by the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England in 1990 for finding and translating old Spanish documents. Olibama was born in Los Rincones, Colorado, in the San Luis Valley and descended from the first Spanish settlers of New Mexico who migrated north in 1849. The People of El Valle contains a wealth of genealogy on the first settlers and their society, folklore including stories and songs.


By Olibama Lopez Tushar, fourth edition, Published by El Escritorio, Pueblo, CO, 2007.  In short supply

$25.00 plus shipping and handling

8 1/2” X  5 1/2”, 272 pages, 22 illustrations, 5 maps.

The People of El Valle: A History of the Spanish Settlers in the San Luis Valley

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