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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…

A battle for power in Pagosa Country

A battle for power in Pagosa Country

Last week we presented a first-hand account of the political shenanigans that took place during the first county election conducted in 1886 for county officers. This account was written many…

An eyewitness account of early Archuleta County election fraud

John Taylor, head of Archuleta County schools, wrote his memoirs years after leaving Archuleta County. He leaves us a good picture of the Anglo viewpoint concerning the election fraud alleged…

An eyewitness account of early Archuleta County election fraud

An eyewitness account of early Archuleta County election fraud

John Taylor, head of Archuleta County schools, wrote his memoirs years after leaving Archuleta County. He leaves us a good picture of the Anglo viewpoint concerning the election fraud alleged…