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Ballots, bullets and bloodshed: Charlie Siringo comes on the scene

We’ve been writing about the wrangling between Anglo and Hispanic for control of the county government following creation of the county in May of 1885. This week, we’ll look at…

Historic Preservation month celebration includes guided tour of Water Works and Rumbaugh Creek Bridge

By Cindy Schultz Special to The SUN Each May, Historic Preservation Month is recognized and celebrated across the country at national and state levels, as well as in rural communities,…

Ballots, bullets and bloodshed: Charlie Siringo comes on the scene

Ballots, bullets and bloodshed: Charlie Siringo comes on the scene

We’ve been writing about the wrangling between Anglo and Hispanic for control of the county government following creation of the county in May of 1885. This week, we’ll look at…

Bullets, ballots and bloodshed continued

We are describing the battle between whites and Hispanics for political control of Archuleta County following creation of the county in 1885. Last week, we quoted from the memoirs of…

Bullets, ballots and bloodshed continued

Bullets, ballots and bloodshed continued

We are describing the battle between whites and Hispanics for political control of Archuleta County following creation of the county in 1885. Last week, we quoted from the memoirs of…

Bullets, ballots and bloodshed continued

We continue with the story of bullets, ballots and bloodshed, which describes the creation of Archuleta County, a long struggle to establish law and order. In his waning years, long…

Bullets, ballots and bloodshed continued

Bullets, ballots and bloodshed continued

We continue with the story of bullets, ballots and bloodshed, which describes the creation of Archuleta County, a long struggle to establish law and order. In his waning years, long…

Angry mobs and early Archuleta County politics

After Archuleta County was created in 1885, after Gov. Eaton appointed temporary officials to run the county until and election could be held, and after the election was held, in…

Angry mobs and early Archuleta County politics

Angry mobs and early Archuleta County politics

After Archuleta County was created in 1885, after Gov. Eaton appointed temporary officials to run the county until and election could be held, and after the election was held, in…

The people behind the names: the Archuletas

We continue writing about the source of Archuleta County’s name and the family for whom it is named. To summarize, in 1883, Antonio Donaciano (Don) Archuleta, after having served two…