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Old 06-20-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: east of dallas
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I just have a short question We live in the Springs right now but are going today to look at 40 acres west of Trinidad its exit 27 then 5 miles west my question is whats the water like? rusty deep or none? I understand its allways hit and miss when drilling a well but you can tell alot by the other wells in the area. a friend told me I might hit natural gas before I hit water? anything to that? We are looking to build a place and retire. We just arnet city folks
thanks alot
Gary
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: AL
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Default Trinidad

Can I get some info on Trinidad,CO.

Maybe from someone who lives there or has visited often.

The usual stuff...Crime..weather..economy.

Thanks
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I just have a short question We live in the Springs right now but are going today to look at 40 acres west of Trinidad its exit 27 then 5 miles west my question is whats the water like? rusty deep or none? I understand its allways hit and miss when drilling a well but you can tell alot by the other wells in the area. a friend told me I might hit natural gas before I hit water? anything to that? We are looking to build a place and retire. We just arnet city folks
thanks alot
Gary

I've look in the same area. Is water a problem in that area. I've noticed some wells being anywhere from 200 to 600 feet. Anyone correct me if iI am wrong. What does it cost to put in a well?
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Near West Plains, MO
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I don't know where to start. There is so much misinformation
and so many questions in this thread, and some accurate information.

The water in Trinidad has always been very very good! As far as I know Trinidad has never had a water problem. Of course it depends on where you are drilling the well as to what you get.

Someone said Trinidad isn't near any mountains, and something about the nearest mountains are 100 miles away - newsflash - Trinidad is IN the
mountains! It has an elevation of over 6,000 ft. The Sangre de Christo
mountain range is all around you.

The town, in my opinion, has a pretty good crime rate now, moreso than when I lived there.

If you are thinking of moving there please please please do some
research and also go visit. It is a small, tight knit, conservative
town that some will love and many will hate. It is not for everyone!
But it is impossible to tell who will like it and who will not, you need
to visit and spend a few days!!

The history behind the town is extensive and very interesting. Do some
research!!
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I've been intrigued by its history. I've read two books both written by women. Do you have any other suggestions on finding out about its history? When I go in September, unfortuately the train will be closed. I had hoped to stay very close to the historic area but really can't find accomodations in that area. We retire in a few years and will be selling a cattle ranch so rural is not a problem for us. I want a clean outdoors type of retirement (without all the work with cows). Been looking at Chama, NM and my parents retired in Bella Vista which of course has tons of people but probably great for them that like lakes, golf and plenty of entertainment. My entertainment is counting cows!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Near West Plains, MO
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Prisoners of War Camp Trinidad, Colorado - Kurt Landsberger
Tales along the Highway of Legends - Allen Bachoroski
Trinidad Colorado Territory - Morris Taylor
Bent's Fort - David Lavender
Out of the Depths - Barron Beshoar

I knew a man there that wrote a lot of books on the area,
they were extremely interesting. I cannot find them for
sale online anywhere but the Trinidad library has them,
his name is/was Tom Mariano.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Near West Plains, MO
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Oh also Debbie? There is an elderly local man there who would
be delighted to have coffee and talk your ear off about the
area's history. I once knew of several but sadly most of them
are gone. If you'd be interested in talking to the one man I'm
referring to, a friend of mine, please PM me and I'll give you his
name and contact info.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Near West Plains, MO
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For those interested in Trinidad and the possibility of
moving there, here is a link to one of their local
newspapers, it's a start.

Denied:1up! Software () (http://www.trinidad-times.com/main.asp?SectionID=14 - broken link)
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Your very nice, thank you mcol. My husband loves sitting down with old locals and becoming one of them. He is one of those geneology freaks. As I try to sleep he tolds about history and people of that time. I will pm
Debbie
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:52 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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Your right, not one of those books is listed on line. I wonder if I'll be able to buy Allen Bachoroski's Tales along the Highway of Legend book in Trinidad. Actually, the area I've been interested in or at least real estate agents always send me information on homes is in the Weston area which is on the Route 12...Highway of Legends.
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