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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…

The army arrives in Pagosa Springs

The army arrives in Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs played a couple of roles during the first years of Anglo settlement in the San Juans. One role was that of a stopping point along the southern route…

Gold brings settlers to the San Juans

Gold brings settlers to the San Juans

We’ve been writing about the Great Pagosa Hot Springs as seen through the eyes of those who saw the springs during the first years when Pagosa Springs and the southwest…

The first written accounts of the hot springs

We’ve been writing about the perceptions of the first anglos to view the Great Pagosa Hot Spring. What about the Native Americans who dipped in the hot springs many years…

More early reports about the springs

More early reports about the springs

We have been writing about the 1859 visit to the Pagosa Hot Springs by Capt. John M. Macomb, a topographical engineer for the United States Army. Macomb’s expedition was accompanied…

An army expedition visits the hot springs

We’ve been writing for several weeks about the Pagosa hot springs, possibly the only reason the town of Pagosa Springs was created. The first description we have of the Pagosa…

Pfeiffer fights for the hot springs

Pfeiffer fights for the hot springs

We continue writing this week about the Pagosa Hot Springs, one of the principal reasons the town of Pagosa Springs is located where it is. The history of the hot…