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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…

The good and the bad of the hot springs

The good and the bad of the hot springs

The editor of Pagosa Springs’ first newspaper, D.L. Egger, wasted no time in promoting the Pagosa Hot Springs. The full version of this story is available in the print edition…

Extolling the virtues of the hot springs in 1890

Extolling the virtues of the hot springs in 1890

We’ve been writing about the Pagosa Hot Springs during pioneer times. You might ask, “How many health and wonder seekers visited the Hot Springs prior to 1890?” The full version…

Bathing at the early hot springs

Bathing at the early hot springs

We’ve been writing about ownership and development of the Pagosa Hot Springs following arrival of the white man circa 1876. Today, we continue with an 1883 description of a bath…