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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington Cemetery presentation set for July 9

By Ken Rogers Special to The SUN On July 9 in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, Tom Tudor will deliver a talk about the history of Arlington National Cemetery…

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…

‘Pieces of the Past’ program at the library July 13

By Brandon Caley Special to The PREVIEW Join Ranger Brandon from the Pagosa Ranger District as we piece together the past of Chimney Rock National Monument with cultural-themed books and…

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington Cemetery presentation set for July 9

By Ken Rogers Special to The SUN On July 9 in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, Tom Tudor will deliver a talk about the history of Arlington National Cemetery…

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…

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Arlington Cemetery presentation set for July 9

By Ken Rogers Special to The SUN On July 9 in the Pagosa Springs High School auditorium, Tom Tudor will deliver a talk about the history of Arlington National Cemetery…

Early ownership of the hot springs

Early ownership of the hot springs

We continue with a sketch we started some weeks ago describing the early history of the main Pagosa Hot Spring. The full version of this story is available in the…

Despite Ute request, hot springs passes into private ownership

Despite Ute request, hot springs passes into private ownership

We continue with the story of how ownership of the Great Pagosa Hot Springs passed from Southern Ute to the U.S. government to private hands. Today’s column begins with a…

A questionable treaty, gold dust and presidential involvement

A questionable treaty, gold dust and presidential involvement

Ownership claims on the Pagosa Hot Springs had been filed as early as 1875. Those claims included attempts to obtain title under homestead laws and also under various mining laws.…