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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…

The path from the Valley to Pagosa Country

The path from the Valley to Pagosa Country

I’ve been writing about the first settlements in Pagosa Country, particularly that part which became Archuleta County in 1885. I pointed out that all of the earliest settlements were along…

The early days in the Chromo area

The early days in the Chromo area

We’ve been talking about the earliest settlements in Pagosa Country. I tend to include the Summitville, Dulce, Lumberton and Tierra Amarilla areas as part of Pagosa Country in my thoughts…

More from a Pagosa pioneer

More from a Pagosa pioneer

We are continuing a narrative begun last week and written by Pioneer J. R. Scott. The narrative details the first settlers along the Piedra River and Yellowjacket Creek in the…

Visit the museum — you’ll be glad you did

Visit the museum — you’ll be glad you did

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW Hundreds of people have visited the historical society museum this summer. Don’t be left out — plan a trip soon. In addition to…

An inn and a doodlebug dugout

An inn and a doodlebug dugout

Jay Randolph Scott was an early Pagosa Country pioneer, having arrived here in 1880. He first settled along the old Pagosa/Durango stage coach road a little west of the Piedra…