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Reservoir Hill was previously known as Robidoux Hill, for the trapper of that name

Reservoir Hill was previously known as Robidoux Hill, for the trapper of that name

PREVIEW Columnist Fur trappers who lived in Taos were the first Anglos to visit Pagosa Country. From Taos these trappers made the on-foot or horseback trips to trap the Arkansas,…

Chimney Rock National Monument holds volunteer open house

Chimney Rock National Monument holds volunteer open house

By Nadia Werby Special to The Pagosa Springs SUN Online Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) invites community members to come to the annual Chimney Rock National Monument Open House at…

A variety of flags have flown over Pagosa Country

A variety of flags have flown over Pagosa Country

Pagosa Country has existed under a variety of national flags. The Spanish flag flew over Pagosa Country until Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821. The flag of Mexico waved…

Driving on the road to the Upper Blanco Basin

Driving on the road to the Upper Blanco Basin

PREVIEW Columnist We’re driving on the road to the Upper Blanco Basin during the early 1920s. We’ve almost reached the point where today’s road tops the hill from where, for…

Continuing our drive south on U.S. 84

Continuing our drive south on U.S. 84

Last week, we took an imaginary step back in time to the early 1920s. Our step involves motoring from downtown Pagosa Springs to the Upper Blanco Basin, commenting on points…

Visiting Pagosa Springs during the early 1920s

Visiting Pagosa Springs during the early 1920s

PREVIEW Columnist Today, let’s assume we’re visiting Pagosa Springs during the early 1920s. It might be interesting to climb into our car — after cranking it to start it —…

Escalante and Dominguez make an epic journey through Pagosa Country

Escalante and Dominguez make an epic journey through Pagosa Country

The Franciscan Fathers Escalante and Dominguez made an epic journey through Pagosa Country in 1776. They traveled north following the Chama River, crossed the river at today’s Los Ojos, passed…

San Juan Mountains named for Spanish explorer

San Juan Mountains named for Spanish explorer

Who were the first Hispanics to travel across Pagosa Country and how long did it take them to get to Pagosa Country after Columbus first landed in the New World…

Lecture series: ‘Navajo Lake — Rock Art and the Dine Culture’

Lecture series: ‘Navajo Lake — Rock Art and the Dine Culture’

By Nadia Werby Special to The PREVIEW Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to present a special presentation on “Navajo Lake — Rock Art and the Dine Culture” by…

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,…