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View ‘Star Spangled Quilts’ and much more at the historical society museum

View ‘Star Spangled Quilts’ and much more at the historical society museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW Traditionally, the Fourth of July in Pagosa Springs is filled with an abundance of activities. This year is no different. We hope you…

Peace did not come with the new reservation

Peace did not come with the new reservation

As increasing numbers of settlers and miners occupied the southwest corner of Colorado, including the San Juan Mountains, during the 1870s, tension between the newcomers and the Southern Utes also…

Game grew scarce, leading to threat of war

Game grew scarce, leading to threat of war

During the early years of settlement in Pagosa Country, the naturally occurring wild game such as deer, elk, sheep and antelope nearly disappeared. The cause is obvious, and relates to…

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display at museum

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display at museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW A quilter in the early 1950s would have had an easy time laying out a quilt of the states. A rectangle of six…

Center of Southwest Studies to open fashion exhibit

By Julie Tapley-Booth Special to The PREVIEW The museum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will celebrate the opening reception of “One Bead at a Time:…

Tempers flared when miners crossed Indian country

We continue from last week. In 1874, E.H. Ruffner from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported, “The consequences of war with the powerful and intelligent tribe occupying the entire…

Confrontations occurred when prospectors trespassed on Ute land

Confrontations occurred when prospectors trespassed on Ute land

When prospectors first started exploring the San Juans for gold during the 1860s, they bumped into the Ute Indians. The Utes were unhappy because the prospectors were trespassing on land…

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW Our town’s water needs were served in years past by the water plant that is now a part of the historical society museum.…

Pagosa: an interesting stopover for miners and adventurers

Pagosa: an interesting stopover for miners and adventurers

By the early 1870s, Pagosa Springs was an interesting stopover for miners and adventurers on their way to the gold fields in the higher San Juan Mountains. Pagosa Springs was…

Grant roundtable set for tomorrow

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The PREVIEW Love a historic property? Need a grant to help preserve it? Join outreach specialists from the History Colorado State Historical Fund at the Pagosa…