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Next Episode | "Colorado Voices: Cheap Land Part 1"

Misleading land deals define Costilla County in a history of resource speculation going back to the area’s second wave of settlement. In 1864, Governor William Gilpin purchased the once million-acre Mexican land grant as property of the United States and sectioned it off as the area’s first subdivided estates. The resulting clashes from commodification of natural resource systems remain some of the area’s longest and strongest battles.

You can watch "Colorado Voices: Cheap Land Part 1" on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. on Rocky Mountain PBS and YouTube

You can watch the preview below. 

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