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Dutch Henry Born settles down in the San Juans

Dutch Henry Born settles down in the San Juans

Born’s Lake is one of the more remote, pristine properties in the local area. It is located north of Pagosa Springs in Mineral County near the headwaters of the West…

The legendary ‘Dutch’ Henry Born

The legendary ‘Dutch’ Henry Born

There was a time when the name “Dutch” Henry Born was known throughout the West. The facts of Dutch Henry’s life are interspersed with a considerable amount of questionable information.…

Following the O’Neal party and Henry Gordon on Pecos Trail

We continue the story of Henry Gordon, whose life spanned the cowboy history of the Old West. As we reported last week, Gordon joined a number of other cowboys in…

Following the O’Neal party and Henry Gordon on Pecos Trail

Following the O’Neal party and Henry Gordon on Pecos Trail

We continue the story of Henry Gordon, whose life spanned the cowboy history of the Old West. As we reported last week, Gordon joined a number of other cowboys in…

From Fil Byrne to Henry Gordon’s cattle drive through the Wild West

We’re writing about Fil Byrne, Pagosa pioneer and first school teacher. I don’t know what Byrne’s education was, but I suspect he was a high school graduate and that was…

From Fil Byrne to Henry Gordon’s cattle drive through the Wild West

From Fil Byrne to Henry Gordon’s cattle drive through the Wild West

We’re writing about Fil Byrne, Pagosa pioneer and first school teacher. I don’t know what Byrne’s education was, but I suspect he was a high school graduate and that was…

Fil Byrne: More than Pagosa’s first school teacher

Fil Byrne: More than Pagosa’s first school teacher

Pagosa Springs’ first school teacher arrived in 1878, about the year the town started. He was only 20 years old, but must have had the experience of a man twice…

Pagosa Country pioneers: E.M. Taylor

We’ve been writing about Eudolphus M. Taylor, one of the most influential of Pagosa Country’s early settlers. A Yankee from Texas who fought for the North during the Civil War,…

Pagosa Country pioneers: E.M. Taylor

Pagosa Country pioneers: E.M. Taylor

We’ve been writing about Eudolphus M. Taylor, one of the most influential of Pagosa Country’s early settlers. A Yankee from Texas who fought for the North during the Civil War,…

Pagosa Country pioneers: E.M. Taylor

Pagosa Country pioneers: E.M. Taylor

We’ve been writing during recent weeks about Pagosa Country pioneers who had a major influence on local history. Last week we completed a series focused on Ethereal Thomas Walker, who…

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