February 24, 2021
Free for Fronteras Members
Fronteras Speaker: Discovering the history of San Carlos de los Jupes
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
This special-access conversation is open to all members of the new Fronteras: Borderlands of Southern Colorado Society. For more information and to join Fronteras, visit h-co.org/fronteras. All members of Fronteras will receive a Zoom invitation before this talk.
San Carlos de los Jupes, a unique Spanish built townsite for the Jupe band of Comanches, was established in 1787 near the confluence of the Arkansas and San Carlos Rivers, just west of present day Pueblo. Although San Carlos de los Jupes lasted less than a year, it appears to be a completely unique experiment without any real equivalents anywhere else in Spanish or American history. Join Dr. Nick Saenz, associate professor of history at Adams State University, for a behind the scenes look at his research on Juan Bautista de Anza and the San Carlos de los Jupes site.