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Man, beast received short rations in winter of 1878

Man, beast received short rations in winter of 1878

Construction of Fort Lewis in Pagosa Springs began with the arrival of the first troops in October 1878. A special Pagosa winter arrived soon after the troops. The deep snow…

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association to hold potluck

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN The public is invited to attend the Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) monthly potluck on Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Ross Aragon Community…

Brutal winter made travel, correspondence difficult

Brutal winter made travel, correspondence difficult

U.S. Army units consisting of elements of B Company of the 15th Infantry and Company D, 9th Cavalry spent the winter of 1878 at the newly constructed and still unfinished…

Winter of 1878 descended on fort with special fury

Winter of 1878 descended on fort with special fury

Troops to build and staff Fort Lewis in Pagosa Springs in late 1878 were very busy, just ahead of what was to be an especially cold winter. Construction of quarters…

Genealogical society presents Victorian and Edwardian fashion show

By Kathy Zilhaver Special to The PREVIEW History Alive! is a local group of ladies and gentlemen who value our area’s history and strive to keep it alive through participation…

Archuleta County Fair

Archuleta County Fair

It’s finally here. The Archuleta County Fair starts today, July 31, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 3. Fun family events are scheduled throughout the four-day event, so bring your family,…

Troops supplied as Fort Lewis built

Troops supplied as Fort Lewis built

In last week’s column, we described the 1878 arrival of troops in Pagosa Springs. They busily set about building what was to become Fort Lewis. Fort Lewis stretched along the…

Life at Chimney Rock: A festival of crafts and culture, July 26-27

Life at Chimney Rock: A festival of crafts and culture, July 26-27

By Nadia Werby Special to The PREVIEW This weekend Chimney Rock National Monument will come alive with the annual Life at Chimney Rock Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Redwork Americana Quilt on display at museum

Redwork Americana Quilt on display at museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The SUN Have you visited the historical society museum? If not, you are in for a treat. If so, you know of all the treasures…

Sounds of building as the Army rolls in

Sounds of building as the Army rolls in

The sounds of hammers, saws and axes must have filled the mountain air of Pagosa Springs soon after the soldiers from the 15th Infantry marched into town on Oct. 18,…

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