Teetering on the edge of Wolf Creek Pass

Photo courtesy John M. Motter Pagosa’s first bank, started ca. 1902-3, was in the white, false-front building shown here on the south side of San Juan Street, where the present county courthouse sits.

Photo courtesy John M. Motter
Pagosa’s first bank, started ca. 1902-3, was in the white, false-front building shown here on the south side of San Juan Street, where the present county courthouse sits.

For some weeks, we have been repeating a first-person account of the first passenger car trip over newly opened Wolf Creek Pass in 1916. We continue with the account.

“When morning came, I still couldn’t eat, but the sun came out and we were ready to make a fresh start. Mr. Logan sent his crew ahead early to fill in a one hundred foot bog with spruce boughs. Still, every car had to be pulled through.

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This story was posted on March 31, 2016.