Baca Family Biographical Information, 1873-1980
Collection of photocopies and typescripts about Felipe Baca, one of the founders of Trinidad, Maria Dolores Gonzales Baca, his wife, and other Baca Family members. The family were early residents of Trinidad, and the occupants of the Baca House. Other last names mentioned in the collection include: Salas, Sandoval, Montoya. Some documents in the collection are in Spanish.
Collection includes letters to the museum staff, genealogy documents, copies of biographical articles.
Felipe Baca of Trinidad, Colorado, farmed and ranched in southern Colorado. Baca, whose family had lived in New Mexico since about 1600, was born in 1828 near Taos, New Mexico. He and his wife, Dolores, and their children moved to the area around Trinidad, Colorado in about 1860. Baca ran a general store and served as one of the town’s founders. --From Colorado Virtual Library.
Maria Dolores Gonzales Baca was born in Taos, New Mexico in 1833, and married Felipe Baca. They moved to Trinidad around 1862 and had 9 children. Mrs. Baca died in July 1915.
Found in collection, 2022. Material has been at the museum since probably 1980.
Baca Family Biographical Information, 1873-1980, MSS.3218, History Colorado, Denver, Colo.