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Plateau Colonies
Colonia Diaz
Colonia Juárez
Colonia Dublán
Mountain Colonies
Colonia Pacheco
Cave Valley
Colonia García
Colonia Chuichupa
Sonora Colonies
Colonia Morelos
Colonia Oaxaca
• Colonia San José &
• the tiny ones, too.

Key Events
• Establish
• Expulsion
Exodus and their
• Eventual Return


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Pamela Jo Bowman

Baby in Field

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Mountain Colonies

Colonia Pacheco -  Founded in 1887
In 1885, the first Mountain colony was the third of the original tracts purchased. The first settlers actually arrived in 1887. On April 20th, the George C. Williams family ascended 7000 feet to begin life in the high plateau of the Corrales Basin. Seven days later, five more families followed.


cave valley

Cave Valley – Founded in 1887
The land near Cave Valley was fertile and productive but the valley was inaccessible and remote. It was difficult to get supplies or easily trade for necessary provisions.  In 1894, only ten families consisting of 81 people were living in Cave Valley.  Six years later, in 1900, only two families remained.

Colonia Garcia / Round Valley
Founded in 1894

In 1894, as the colony at Cave Valley was shrinking out of existence, another mountain colony sprang to life. Alonzo L. Farnsworth, his three wives and 17 children traveled the ten miles south and 7000 feet up to put roots down in Round Valley aka Colonia Garcia.

Colonia Chuichupa - Founded in 1894
First settled in 1894, the recorded population of Colonia Chuichupa was 80 in 1896 and had grown to 275 just prior to the Exodus of 1912.