10 Facts About Alamosa


Alamosa is a home rule municipality and the county seat of Alamosa County, Colorado, United States.

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Alamosa was established in May 1878 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and quickly became an important rail center.

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Alamosa is a notable tourist town with many nearby attractions, including the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado Gators Reptile Park and the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

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Alamosa is located along the Rio Grande in the San Luis Valley, in the highest general agricultural land in the United States.

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Alamosa is the gateway city to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.

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Alamosa is a home rule municipality like many other Colorado towns.

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Schools in Alamosa were the subject to the educational segregation lawsuit, Maestas vs George H Shone.

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Alamosa is on the Rio Grande River, which is crossed by two auto bridges, one pedestrian bridge and one rail bridge in town.

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Alamosa is served by the San Luis and Rio Grande Railroad and Bustang.

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Alamosa is the shopping center for the San Luis Valley and has a Walmart Supercenter, a Walgreens and two supermarkets, Safeway and City Market.

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