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Early ownership of the hot springs

Early ownership of the hot springs

We continue with a sketch we started some weeks ago describing the early history of the main Pagosa Hot Spring. The full version of this story is available in the…

Despite Ute request, hot springs passes into private ownership

Despite Ute request, hot springs passes into private ownership

We continue with the story of how ownership of the Great Pagosa Hot Springs passed from Southern Ute to the U.S. government to private hands. Today’s column begins with a…

A questionable treaty, gold dust and presidential involvement

A questionable treaty, gold dust and presidential involvement

Ownership claims on the Pagosa Hot Springs had been filed as early as 1875. Those claims included attempts to obtain title under homestead laws and also under various mining laws.…

Blossoming despite disappointment

Blossoming despite disappointment

By May of 1881, Pagosa Springs could boast of its first public bathhouse, a frame building erected by Thomas Blair. It had a large plunge bath fully 4.5 feet deep…

Spielberg’s ‘Into the West’ now showing Thursdays at the Liberty Theatre

By Rachel Novak Special to The PREVIEW “Into the West” is a six-part miniseries directed by Steven Spielberg. The miniseries begins in the 1820s and is told mainly through the…

Bathing, the principle occupation in Pagosa

Bathing, the principle occupation in Pagosa

A visitor to Pagosa Springs in 1879 who thought there might be more bath houses than people left this witticism for posterity: “In our search for knowledge, and while rambling…

Historic Preservation Board to present ‘Into the West’ on the big screen

By Rachel Novak Special to The PREVIEW “Into the West” is a six-part miniseries directed by Steven Spielberg. The miniseries begins in the 1820s and is told mainly through the…

The old road and private bath houses

The old road and private bath houses

When mining activity increased along the upper valley of the Animas River in the San Juan Mountains following cessation of the Civil War, circa 1870, supporting communities sprouted and grew…

Learn about the many benefits of preserving your local history

By Rachel Novak Special to The PREVIEW The Historic Preservation Board, in coordination with the Town of Pagosa Springs, has prepared a community presentation with guest speakers from History Colorado,…

Historic Preservation Board to present ‘Into the West’ on the big screen

By Rachel Novak Special to The PREVIEW “Into the West” is a six-part miniseries directed by Steven Spielberg. The miniseries begins in the 1820s and is told mainly through the…