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Biography of Jose Dario Gallegos, founder of the oldest continuously operating business in Colorado and founding member of the oldest town in Colorado, San Luis, part of the 1843 Sangre de Cristo Grant from the Mexican government. Today, the business he began in 1857 still thrives in the San Luis Valley.
Children's author J. Emerita Romero-Anderson grew up in San Luis, Colorado, where she lived the life inherited from her Spanish colonial ancestors.She is the author of a picture book entitled Grandpa's Tarima. Emerita taught for twenty-seven years before retiring to research and write stories for children.