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Historical society museum closes for season on Sunday

Historical society museum closes for season on Sunday

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW The chill in the air signals the end of the season for the historical society museum. Last day to be open for this…

With this gang, ‘the customer is always right’

With this gang, ‘the customer is always right’

Last week, we described some of the activities of the Allison gang, one of the more creative gangs operating in Pagosa Country at a time, let’s say circa 1880, when…

The ‘wild and wooly’ railroad towns

The ‘wild and wooly’ railroad towns

The 1881 arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad immensely impacted the San Juan Basin and Pagosa Country. The towns at the new construction end of the…

Innocent: homicide as public service

Innocent: homicide as public service

We continue our story from last week relating the contents of a newspaper article written in November of 1880 describing a wagon trip between Animas City and the end of…

Quilter Judy Jordan to discuss work at museum

Quilter Judy Jordan to discuss work at museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW You won’t want to miss Judy Jordan talking about quilts. Judy, a Pagosa Springs’ quilter, generously loaned several of her creations to the…

An early description of Pagosa’s hot springs

An early description of Pagosa’s hot springs

We continue with a newspaper article written in November of 1880 describing a wagon trip between Animas City and the end of the westerly advancing Denver & Rio Grande Railroad,…

Slim pickings for hotels in early-day Pagosa

Slim pickings for hotels in early-day Pagosa

In last week’s column, we started quoting from a news article written in November of 1880 describing a wagon trip from Animas City to the end of the under-construction Denver…

A stabbing and a trip from Animas City

A stabbing and a trip from Animas City

A traveler wrote in the Del Norte Prospector June 12, 1880: “At Pagosa Springs are many old timers, among whom are Messrs. Chestnut, Blair, Thomas, Spradling, Pangborn, Devereux, Bennett, and…

Genealogy DNA testing, what is it all about?

By Jane McKain Special to The PREVIEW Everyone is welcome to attend the ACGS Genealogy Fair to be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Methodist Church, 473…

Check out ‘the good ol’ days’ at the museum

Check out ‘the good ol’ days’ at the museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW The good ol’ days. Things were simpler then. Or, were they? You be the judge. You might enjoy a walk around the San…