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Settling Pagosa Country: From gold to treaties, forts and more

Settling Pagosa Country: From gold to treaties, forts and more

Affairs concerning the settlement of Pagosa Country during the 1870s were a bit confusing and subject to change. The discovery of gold at various places in the San Juans starting…

From Army posts to Juanita

From Army posts to Juanita

The first Army post built near Pagosa Springs was Camp Plummer, established Nov. 6, 1866, near Tierra Amarilla in New Mexico Territory, a few miles south of the Pagosa Hot…

Treaties and changing territories

Treaties and changing territories

The early years of contact between Utes and whites were governed by a series of treaties, beginning with the Calhoun Treaty of 1849 in which the United States promised to…

Genealogical Society to look at American Revolution connections

By April Holthaus Special to The PREVIEW Farmer, milkmaid, Indian scout? Did you have an ancestor in the mid to late 1700s who was impacted by our American Revolution? The…

Trapping and trading come to Pagosa Country

Trapping and trading come to Pagosa Country

Fur trappers started working the waters of Pagosa Country circa 1820. The first trappers, appropriately called the Taos trappers because they worked out of Taos, entered New Mexico and this…

Life after Spanish colonizers contact the Utes

Life after Spanish colonizers contact the Utes

Spanish colonizers were the first to contact the Ute peoples. This happened in New Mexico late in the 16th century. Contact with the Spanish was the beginning of the end…

Pagosa Springs History Museum to present ‘Southwestern Colorado Railroads’ tonight

By Rachel Novak Special to The PREVIEW The Pagosa Springs History Museum will present “Southwestern Colorado Railroads” by Dean Cox at 7 p.m. on July 21. The full version of…

Settling in Ute territory

Settling in Ute territory

We’ve been writing about the relationship between our pioneer forefathers in Pagosa Country and the Native Americans who occupied Pagosa Country when the first non-Native American settlers entered. Primary among…

From Ancestral Puebloans to modern-day settlers

From Ancestral Puebloans to modern-day settlers

Pagosa Springs and the surrounding area share at least one thing in common with the rest of the United States — long before the modern-day settlers arrived, peoples we call…

Railroad program set for July 21

By Jean Taylor Special to The SUN Dean Cox, local historian, will present a program on early railroads in and near Pagosa Springs. The full version of this story is…

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