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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…

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display at museum

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display at museum

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW A quilter in the early 1950s would have had an easy time laying out a quilt of the states. A rectangle of six…

Center of Southwest Studies to open fashion exhibit

By Julie Tapley-Booth Special to The PREVIEW The museum at the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will celebrate the opening reception of “One Bead at a Time:…

Tempers flared when miners crossed Indian country

We continue from last week. In 1874, E.H. Ruffner from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported, “The consequences of war with the powerful and intelligent tribe occupying the entire…

Confrontations occurred when prospectors trespassed on Ute land

Confrontations occurred when prospectors trespassed on Ute land

When prospectors first started exploring the San Juans for gold during the 1860s, they bumped into the Ute Indians. The Utes were unhappy because the prospectors were trespassing on land…

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display

‘Star Spangled Quilts’ on display

By Shari Pierce Special to The PREVIEW Our town’s water needs were served in years past by the water plant that is now a part of the historical society museum.…

Pagosa: an interesting stopover for miners and adventurers

Pagosa: an interesting stopover for miners and adventurers

By the early 1870s, Pagosa Springs was an interesting stopover for miners and adventurers on their way to the gold fields in the higher San Juan Mountains. Pagosa Springs was…

Grant roundtable set for tomorrow

By Margaret Gallegos Special to The PREVIEW Love a historic property? Need a grant to help preserve it? Join outreach specialists from the History Colorado State Historical Fund at the Pagosa…

Wagon train passes through before town formed

Wagon train passes through before town formed

One of the earliest parties passing through Pagosa Springs before the town formed was the 1861 wagon train led by Thomas Pollock. Constructed in Denver, the wagon train plodded mile…

Kids’ genealogy workshop offered

By Mary Riethmiller Special to The PREVIEW A kids’ genealogy workshop will be presented free of charge by the Archuleta County Genealogical Society for those fifth grade and above Saturday,…