Why Folks in Southern Colorado Often Say, “We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us.”

There are families in Colorado who didn’t move an inch, but found themselves in another country.

Let’s go back to 1848 — the end of the Mexican-American War. Mexico gave up a huge part of what’s now the southwestern United States. When the border moved, families in the region were split apart, lost their land and more. It’s the subject of a new exhibit called “Borderlands of Southern Colorado” at the El Pueblo History Museum in Pueblo.

Dawn DiPrince of History Colorado spoke to Colorado Matters – listen to the conversation at cpr.org

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