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Pagosa’s Past: Pagosa Springs was on the rise

Pagosa’s Past: Pagosa Springs was on the rise

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist John R. Curry, editor of Silverton’s newspaper, published a letter written from Pagosa Springs in March of 1881. It said, in part, “Pagosa Springs,…

Pagosa’s Past: Pagosa Springs: a hot springs haven

Pagosa’s Past: Pagosa Springs: a hot springs haven

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist A Silverton newspaper reporter visited the Pagosa hot springs during March of 1879 and left the following report for posterity. We continue with his…

Pagosa’s Past: The Great Pagosa Hot Springs

Pagosa’s Past: The Great Pagosa Hot Springs

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist We’ve been looking at the Pagosa Hot Springs through the eyes of Army Capt. John N. Macomb, who visited the springs in 1859. We…

Pagosa’s Past: Bathing in muddy water

Pagosa’s Past: Bathing in muddy water

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist The following story was written by ancestors of the Faye Brown family. Members of this family still live in Pagosa Country. For some years…

Pagosa’s Past: Stopping at the Great Pagosa Hot Springs

Pagosa’s Past: Stopping at the Great Pagosa Hot Springs

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist In last week’s column, we described the 1859 visit of Capt. John N. Macomb to the Pagosa hot springs. Macomb left us the first…

Pagosa’s Past: ‘One of the most remarkable hot springs on the continent’

Pagosa’s Past: ‘One of the most remarkable hot springs on the continent’

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Army Capt. John N. Macomb leaves us one of our first written descriptions of the Pagosa hot springs. Macomb was a topographical engineer who,…

Pagosa’s Past: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

Pagosa’s Past: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist I’ve been writing a lot about sheep. Once in a while, a sharp-eyed driver crossing Wolf Creek Pass will have the thrill of spotting…

Pagosa’s Past: Grazing leads to pioneer Pagosa Country shootouts

Pagosa’s Past: Grazing leads to pioneer Pagosa Country shootouts

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Any fan of western movies knows cattlemen always hated the sheepmen. Any fan of John Wayne knows John Wayne, the hero of the movie,…

Pagosa’s Past: The Sheepmens’ Cattlemens’ War, part three

Pagosa’s Past: The Sheepmens’ Cattlemens’ War, part three

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist Once back in Pagosa Springs, Kern bedded his wounded prisoner down at Ma Cade’s Hotel on San Juan Street below Reservoir Hill. He knew…

Pagosa’s Past: The Sheepmens’ Cattlemens’ War, part two

Pagosa’s Past: The Sheepmens’ Cattlemens’ War, part two

By John M. Motter PREVIEW Columnist We’ve been writing about the Montoya-Howe Sheepmens’ Cattlemens’ War, a true story from Pagosa’s past. We closed last week with a description of the…

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