12/14/2010 09:26 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cuchara, Lost Southern Colorado City, Offers Lessons About Historic Cultural Conflicts

Denver -- A town in southern Colorado, which was founded by Hispanics 150 years ago and today no longer exists, offers some timeless lessons about cultural and technological conflicts, according to historian Virginia Sanchez.

In October 1862, eight families from northern New Mexico crossed the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and founded the city of Cuchara in the southern part of Colorado, where they lived by farming and raising sheep.

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