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Teetering on the edge of Wolf Creek Pass

Teetering on the edge of Wolf Creek Pass

Once again, we continue with a narrative of the first trip over Wolf Creek Pass in July of 1916, the year it opened. Our narrator is Myrtle Hersch, a member…

Traversing Wolf Creek Pass with a liquored-up wagon train master

We continue with a first-person account of the first crossing of Wolf Creek Pass in 1916, the year it opened. The group we are talking about is in a caravan…

Traversing Wolf Creek Pass in 1916

Traversing Wolf Creek Pass in 1916

We continue with a first-person account of a challenging journey over Wolf Creek Pass when the brand new pass was barely open in July of 1916. The writer is Myrtle…

Wolf Creek Pass: The $76,000 road opens

Wolf Creek Pass: The $76,000 road opens

A Denver newspaper writer, describing the construction underway at Wolf Creek Pass on Oct. 22, 1915, penned the following words, “… The new road is forty-four miles long … The…

Holocaust presentation: ‘The Story Never Told’ set for Saturday

By Erica Cox Special to The PREVIEW There are many stories of harrowing ordeals from the holocaust that are still largely untold. Some survivors will tell it all. Some never…

Holocaust presentation: ‘The Story Never Told’ set for Saturday

By Erica Cox Special to The PREVIEW There are many stories of harrowing ordeals from the holocaust that are still largely untold. Some survivors will tell it all. Some never…

Choosing the route for Wolf Creek Pass

Choosing the route for Wolf Creek Pass

We are repeating the words of J.E. Maloney, the engineer who conducted the surveys and provided the information that led to the building of Wolf Creek Pass as a replacement…

Surveying Wolf Creek Pass

Surveys for the new road over the San Juan Mountains which was to become Wolf Creek Pass started in 1913. The first surveyor was a man from Alamosa who was…

The decision to build Wolf Creek Pass

The decision to build Wolf Creek Pass

Colorado Highway Department Engineer J.E. Maloney left the following written account of how the decision was made to build Wolf Creek Pass instead of restoring the flood-damaged Elwood Pass Road.…

Genealogy Society to welcome guest speaker Bea Espinosa

By April Holthaus Special to The PREVIEW The presence of Spanish-speaking peoples in what is now southern Colorado dates to before 1861, when the border between the New Mexico Territory…