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LOOKING BACK - Montezuma County Historical Society

LOOKING BACK - Montezuma County Historical Society

Then we lived on the Dolores River at Lone Dome we saw a great deal of the Indians in our first years there. Mr. Dunham used to ride at night so as to escape their attention....

February 2, 2018 By Carrie Smith Dunham

Aztec, New Mexico

Aztec, New Mexico

A visit to Aztec, New Mexico opens one up to the varied histories and stories of many cultures and thousands of years.

November 29, 2015 By

Southern Ute Museum - Exhibits

Southern Ute Museum - Exhibits

The Southern Ute Museum “Colorado’s Longest Continuous Residents” The Southern Ute Museum, operated by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, is a new building reflecting an old history. The Museum, established in 1971 to preserve and promote Ute culture,

March 22, 2018 By Southern Ute Museum

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Durango Fire Etched in Girl’s Memory

Durango Fire Etched in Girl’s Memory

in Heritage Tours, Education, Main Street, Museums, Tourism

Helen M. Boston never forgot the fire. The frightening image of smoke and flames billowing above downtown Durango became permanently etched in her mind. On July 1, 1939, 50 years later to the day, she penned her recollections . . .

Mancos and the Arts- Veryl Goodnight Gallery

Mancos and the Arts- Veryl Goodnight Gallery

in Galleries, Main Street, Shopping, Tourism, Destination

Most small towns have hidden treasures that may not be easy to find. The small town of Mancos has many treasures and they are easy to find. Mancos is a strong arts community, including the prestigious designation as a Colorado Art Creative District..

Looking Back- Dr. E. E. Johnson

Looking Back- Dr. E. E. Johnson

in Heritage Tours, Education, Medical, Spotlight, Tourism

May 2017 - the Centennial Year of the opening of the Johnson Hospital. E. E. Johnson was born in the south of Sweden in 1882. In 1897 he came with his brother Otto to Minnesota but settled on a farm in South Dakota. He did farm work and went to......

Looking Back: Ed Nolan and His Trading Post - Part 2

Looking Back: Ed Nolan and His Trading Post - Part 2

in Heritage Tours, Education, Main Street, Museums, Tourism

Ed Noland wanted to start a trading post on the San Juan River in the Four Corners region and wanted to trade with both the Utes and the Navajo. In the new town of Durango he walked into the general merchandise store.............