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Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

This week we quote from the Dodge hometown newspaper starting with the headline: “CAUGHT AT LAST. The Renowned Dutch Henry, the Outlaw Chief, Has Fallen.” “Hearing that the great king…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born of Pagosa Springs pioneer history spent a good part of his nefarious life dodging the law in Dodge City, Kan. While lounging in Trinidad, Colo., Dutch Henry,…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

During the halcyon days of the wild west, Dodge City, Kan., was probably more halcyonder than most. Hispanic explorers, French fur trappers, traders along the Old Spanish Trail between Kansas…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

We closed last week’s column about the second battle of Adobe Walls in the midst of a colorful description of the attacking Indians as provided by William “Billy” Dixon, who…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Kit Carson was already a legend in 1864 when he marched troops from Santa Fe down the Canadian River and into the Texas Panhandle. Surprisingly, Carson could neither read nor…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Any time a mixture of buffalo, bullets and bloodshed splattered across the wild and wooly Western frontier, it seemed inevitable that Dutch Henry Born would show up in company with…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

This week’s chapter revealing the life of Dutch Henry could realistically be titled “Dutch Henry Born: The Greatest Horse Thief in the West.” As we learned last week, while Dutch…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

We’ve promised to give you a look at the Wild West through the eyes of “Dutch” Henry Born, who lived his last years in Pagosa Country. Last week, we squinted…

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Dutch Henry Born: Wild West legend

Hidden deep in the mountains near the upstream birth of the West Fork of the San Juan River lives a Pagosa Country legend, Born’s Lake, and its first developer, “Dutch”…

Chicanery and the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant

Chicanery and the Tierra Amarilla Land Grant

Last week’s column featured the beginning of a dissertation on the Tierra Amarilla (TA) Land Grant, which included the southeastern part of Archuleta County we are referring to as the…