Ignacio History

Want to know more about the history of the town of Ignacio, Colorado?

*Click HERE to be taken to a separate page where users can search through an online collection that the ICL has shared historical materials with.

An Ignacio Historical Timeline has been created showing many of the pivotal events that formed our local community in a visual an interactive format.


A service of the Colorado State Library, the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) currently includes more than 1.5 million digitized pages, representing more than 335 individual newspaper titles published in Colorado. The Ignacio Chieftain has been digitized from October 1931 to August 1944, totaling 627 issues.

The Southern Ute Drum Newspaper has also provided the ICL with an e-Editions Collection, allowing electronic access to every published edition from January 2009 to the present day.