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Troops supplied as Fort Lewis built

Troops supplied as Fort Lewis built

In last week’s column, we described the 1878 arrival of troops in Pagosa Springs. They busily set about building what was to become Fort Lewis. Fort Lewis stretched along the…

Life at Chimney Rock: A festival of crafts and culture, July 26-27

Life at Chimney Rock: A festival of crafts and culture, July 26-27

By Nadia Werby Special to The PREVIEW This weekend Chimney Rock National Monument will come alive with the annual Life at Chimney Rock Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

Redwork Americana Quilt on display at museum

Redwork Americana Quilt on display at museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The SUN Have you visited the historical society museum? If not, you are in for a treat. If so, you know of all the treasures…

Sounds of building as the Army rolls in

Sounds of building as the Army rolls in

The sounds of hammers, saws and axes must have filled the mountain air of Pagosa Springs soon after the soldiers from the 15th Infantry marched into town on Oct. 18,…

Historian to talk about railroads in Southwest Colorado

By Joe Lewandowski Special to The SUN Railroad buffs who want to learn more about the old lines in Southwest Colorado should plan on attending a history talk at 6…

Early writings describe Ute camps and natural beauty

Early writings describe Ute camps and natural beauty

We continue from last week, when we were quoting from memoirs left by Joseph W. Picket, a minister who described the Pagosa Hot Springs in June of 1878. “June 8…

Pagosa’s first post office opened in 1878

Pagosa’s first post office opened in 1878

One could say that Pagosa Springs started as a town on June 5, 1878, when the first post office opened for business. The first postmaster was Joseph Clarke, who had…

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…