Areas of Interest
Las Animas County, Colorado
This small and picturesque village, about 15 miles west of Trinidad on Highway 12, was once called Old Segundo or Los Varros. It was one of several plazas that sprang up along the Purgatoire River in the late 1860’s. Later in the 1900s, the Colorado & Wyoming Railway reached Segundo, building a five-stall roundhouse and operating headquarters. numerous coal mines operated by the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company brought many European and Middle eastern settlers into the area. Segundo had one of the largest coal mining processing plants west of Chicago with 800 coking ovens. Be sure to stop in at Ringo’s Super Trading Post!