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‘The Real History of the Americas’ at FLC takes a different look at the western world

By Shirena Trujillo Long Special to The PREVIEW A collaborative group of Fort Lewis College cultural centers, students and staff proudly presents the seventh annual “Real History of the Americas”…

Military route over Elwood Pass never lived up to promise

Military route over Elwood Pass never lived up to promise

We have been quoting newspaper articles from neighboring communities reporting activities illuminating Pagosa Springs’ history during the formative year of 1879. The following article was in the May 24, 1879,…

Newspaper accounts of early days

Newspaper accounts of early days

We have been using newspaper articles from surrounding communities to describe events happening in Pagosa Springs prior to 1890, when the town got its first newspaper. From an April 12,…

Happy birthday to us

Inside The Pagosa Springs SUN’s newspaper office you will find a wealth of history in a room that we call “the morgue.” The morgue is full of “dead” newspapers. Those…

Professor to speak to genealogical society

Professor to speak to genealogical society

By Kathy Zilhaver Special to The PREVIEW Katherine Scott Sturdevant will be the guest speaker at the Archuleta County Genealogical Society meeting scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m.…

Roads linking Pagosa Springs to the outside world

Roads linking Pagosa Springs to the outside world

Pagosa Springs had no newspaper until 1890. In order to learn what was happening in Pagosa Springs during the years of pioneer settlement prior to 1890, one must read the…

Buffalo Soldiers moved to Fort Garland

Buffalo Soldiers moved to Fort Garland

In recent weeks, we’ve been writing about the trials and tribulations of building and operating Fort Lewis in Pagosa Springs during the severe winter of 1878. This week, as the…

Spring of 1879 arrives at Fort Lewis

Spring of 1879 arrives at Fort Lewis

In March 1879, Capt. Francis F. Dodge was commander of the newly constructed Fort Lewis in Pagosa Springs. The permanent buildings built of logs occupied what is now the main…

Center of Southwest Studies to host author of ‘The Emerald Mile’

By Julie Tapley-Booth Special to The SUN The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College will host “The Emerald Mile” author Kevin Fedarko on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6…

Mail delivery was challenging in 1879

Mail delivery was challenging in 1879

Capt. Francis F. Dodge, commander of Company D, 9th cavalry, assumed command of Fort Lewis in Pagosa Springs Jan. 8, 1879. At that time, Fort Lewis was garrisoned with two…