Borderlands lecture event

Borderlands Lecture Series

The Violent Killing of the Espinosas

Join us for another installment of our Borderlands of Southern Colorado Lecture Series with Virginia Sanchez.

Stories about the escapades of and the murders committed by the Espinosas of Conejos have been published in books, aired on TV shows about western desperados, and posted on various websites. But these stories all tell the same version. Sánchez will introduce new historical documents and discuss the events that were happening in Conejos during Colorado’s early Territorial Period to provide an alternative explanation about a place and time when these murders occurred and why the Espinosas were violently hunted down.