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Jun 26, 2013 - Pinto Bean Capital

Everywhere we go we keep seeing bean advertisements for soups, pintos and Anasazi beans. I finally found out why while visiting the small town of Dove Creek. Dove Creek is the self-appointed "pinto bean capital of America," Dove Creek doesn't claim to produce the nation's largest crop, just the best. :-) There's ample justice in the boast. The local soil and climate create a perfect environment for pinto beans, which have been raised here for at least a thousand years. Ancestral Puebloans grew them in profusion, using many of the same...

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