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Hispanics came to Pagosa Country in 1765

We have been talking about the interactions between our pioneer forefathers and the Native Americans who occupied Pagosa Country when the Anglos came. When we talk about dates of settlement,…

Negotiations create confusion between the Utes and pioneers

Negotiations create confusion between the Utes and pioneers

PREVIEW Columnist We’ve been talking about contact between the Southern Utes and white pioneers during the years Pagosa Country was being settled, roughly between 1876 and 1885. As we mentioned…

Town welcomes Utes to Fourth of July celebrations

Town welcomes Utes to Fourth of July celebrations

  What contact did the first white settlers in Pagosa Country have with their new neighbors, the Southern Ute Indians? By the 1880s, most of the Utes were settled in…

A look at why Pagosa Springs was established

A look at why Pagosa Springs was established

We’ve been writing from an overview of Pagosa Country history as we describe why the town of Pagosa Springs was established at that particular time and place. We’ve explained how…

Quilts needed for summer display at museum

Quilts needed for summer display at museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW Quilters and quilt owners, we need you. Over the past few summers, the historical society museum has incorporated a themed quilt display into…

Public outrage soared across Colorado

Public outrage soared across Colorado

PREVIEW Columnist After meeting at Pagosa Springs in November of 1878, an agreement was signed between the leaders of the three Southern Ute bands and a commission representing the U.S.…

Historic Bible found at thrift shop, returned to family

Staff Writer A unique family Bible was found by former librarian Barb Draper at the Methodist Thrift Shop earlier this year and returned to the family by history and genealogy…

A failed agreement with the Utes

We’ve been writing about settlement in the San Juan region that led to the founding of Pagosa Springs and Archuleta County. We’ve learned that, by the 1870s, gold miners were…

CRIA receives Caroline Bancroft History Project Award

CRIA receives Caroline Bancroft History Project Award

By Nadia Werby Special to The SUN Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is pleased to announce that it is the 2013 recipient of History Colorado’s prestigious Caroline Bancroft History Project…

Some confusion, and the fort is moved

Some confusion, and the fort is moved

We’re writing about the 1878 establishment of Fort Lewis in Pagosa Springs. We are quoting from a letter written by W. T. Hartz, a captain in the 15th Infantry who…