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Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

As you learned last week, Dutch Henry Born performed an almost impossible, totally unbelievable turnabout with the final years of his life. He purchased a 160-acre homestead on the West…

John Motter guest speaker at next Archuleta County Genealogical Society meeting

By Deneice Stacy Special to The PREVIEW The Archuleta County Genealogical Society is pleased to welcome John Motter to its February meeting. Motter will present on the topic of “The…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

The life of Dutch Henry Born, “The most notorious outlaw in the West,” took a sharp turn toward the better circa 1870 when he showed up in Summitville and Creede…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry was lounging in a Trinidad, Colo., bar, his eyes fixed on a rackety old pool table and his ears tuned to what might have been a bragging contest…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

This week we quote from the Dodge hometown newspaper starting with the headline: “CAUGHT AT LAST. The Renowned Dutch Henry, the Outlaw Chief, Has Fallen.” “Hearing that the great king…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born of Pagosa Springs pioneer history spent a good part of his nefarious life dodging the law in Dodge City, Kan. While lounging in Trinidad, Colo., Dutch Henry,…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

During the halcyon days of the wild west, Dodge City, Kan., was probably more halcyonder than most. Hispanic explorers, French fur trappers, traders along the Old Spanish Trail between Kansas…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

We closed last week’s column about the second battle of Adobe Walls in the midst of a colorful description of the attacking Indians as provided by William “Billy” Dixon, who…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Kit Carson was already a legend in 1864 when he marched troops from Santa Fe down the Canadian River and into the Texas Panhandle. Surprisingly, Carson could neither read nor…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Any time a mixture of buffalo, bullets and bloodshed splattered across the wild and wooly Western frontier, it seemed inevitable that Dutch Henry Born would show up in company with…