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Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

I’ve been writing about early explorers in Pagosa Country. One of the earliest of those risk-takers gives us a description of the Pagosa Hot Springs in its virgin state before…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Last week we pointed out that slaves were the most lucrative trade products on the Old Spanish Trail between New Mexico and Los Angeles, Calif. Low-scale immigration from New Mexico…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

We’ve been talking about trade practices circa 1830 along the Old Spanish Trail between New Mexico and California. I reported that as a usual practice, two hand-woven blankets from New…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Santa Fe merchant Antonio Armijo is credited with making the first trip over what we remember as the Old Spanish Trail from New Mexico to California in 1829-1830. When Armijo…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

The Old Spanish Trail is a historic trade route connecting northern New Mexico settlements in the Santa Fe vicinity with Hispaño settlements in southern California, especially in the Los Angeles…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Returning home to New Mexico from their 1776 exploration of what is now known as the American Southwest, the Fathers Dominguez and Escalante suffered with the rest of their party…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

The 1776 Dominguez/Escalante exploration continued on Sept. 26, when the group departed from guide Silvestre’s home village in Utah and traveled in a southwesterly direction camping successively near Springville, Payson,…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

On Sept. 20,1776, the Dominguez/Escalante expedition traveled westward in Utah through the present Uinta National Forest from Strawberry Valley along Fifth Water Creek and Diamond Creek to Wanhodes Canyon. Cool…

New history discussion group forming

By Jim Van Liere Special to The PREVIEW Are you interested in reading and talking about history with others? If so, please join us and bring your ideas and experiences…

Traipsin’, tradin’ and explorin’

We’ve been reviewing the 1776 adventures of an exploration trip led by the Fransciscan fathers Atansio Dominguez and Silvestre Escalante. The purpose of their trip was to establish an overland…

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