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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…

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…

Cruising into the future

Cruising into the future

By the 1910s, trucks and cars were showing up on the local scene in increasing numbers. For example, Galbreath Tie and Lumber Co. purchased a 55-horsepower diamond-T truck in August…

Did you know? Pagosa history trivia

Did you know? Pagosa history trivia

Pagosa history trivia No. 1: Did you know that Gen. John J. “Black Jack” Pershing once owned two lots on Lewis Street in Pagosa Springs? For those who don’t remember…

Cement sidewalks and a new bank

In 1906, the Pagosa Springs town board ordered a cement sidewalk built on Pagosa Street. Prior to this order, all sidewalks downtown had been built of wood. And in May…