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The trail from Texas to Pagosa Country

The trail from Texas to Pagosa Country

We’ve been writing about the 1875/1876 journey of several families from Erath County, Texas, to Pagosa Country. The epic journey was made while driving a herd of longhorn cattle along…

The O’Neals: From Texas to New Mexico, to Pagosa Country

The O’Neals: From Texas  to New Mexico, to Pagosa Country

Last week we wrote about Fount and James O’Neal, born in Texas, but participants in a story-book journey ending in Colorado’s San Juan Basin in 1876. The O’Neal story has…

Nossaman, O’Neal, Oliver — history in a name

Nossaman, O’Neal, Oliver — history in a name

Dr. A. J. Nossaman was one of 13 children born to Wellington and Sarah Nossaman in Pella, Iowa. Several of the Nossaman children moved to the San Juans at an…

Pagosa students eligible for historic preservation poster contest

By James Dickhoff Special to The PREVIEW The Town’s Historic Preservation Board (HPB) is hosting the annual Historic Preservation Month poster contest for local youth. The HPB encourages all Pagosa…

Build a cabin — burn it down

Last week, we were retelling the story of Welch Nossaman, the man who built the first log cabin in Pagosa Springs. The year was 1876.  Nossaman spent the winter in…

Welch Nossaman — one of the first settlers

Welch Nossaman — one of the first settlers

Welch Nossaman may have been the first permanent settler in Pagosa Springs. He was born April 2, 1851, in Pella, Iowa, and died Dec. 22, 1933, in Albuquerque, N.M., at…

Poster contest open to local students

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN The Historic Preservation Board has expanded this year’s Historic Preservation Month youth artwork poster contest, extending an invitation to all Pagosa Springs students.…

Historic Preservation Board seeks new members

By James Dickhoff Special to The SUN Are you interested or skilled in Historic Preservation related professions? The Town’s Historic Preservation Board (HPB) seeks new members to serve on the…

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association receives National Volunteer Award

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association receives National Volunteer Award

By Ann Bond Special to The SUN The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) has been recognized nationally by the U.S. Forest Service for its unique partnership with the San Juan…

Community presentation: Benefits of Historic Preservation and Heritage Tourism

By James Dickhoff  Special to The SUN On Wednesday, April 3, the Town of Pagosa Springs and the Historic Preservation Board will host a community presentation on the benefits of…