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Tom McCarty Gang and Marshal Dick Plunkett in Cortez In 1889.

by June Head on

Take a trip back in time to 1889 to Old West Cortez to read about Thompson Mercantile, Tom McCarty Gang, and Marshal Dick Plunkett Cortez. Back when the tough gangs would run the town and the civilians would look for their hero to save the day. ... Read full article

The Southern Ute Museum- "Colorado's Longest Continuous Residents"

by Southern Ute Museum on

Visit the Southern Ute Museum to learn the history of the Ute People, the longest continuous residents of Colorado. Only a short drive from any area in the Four Corners Region, this museum makes a perfect day trip to learn about the area's history.... Read full article

LOOKING BACK - Montezuma County Historical Society


Chokecherry Butter – Coyote Medicine... Read full article

Jurassic Dinosaurs and Archaeological Artifacts


The Museum of Moab is the Moab Valley’s center for cultural and natural history of eastern Utah and the Moab area.... Read full article

Early settlements of Mancos – (Big Bend) Dolores - Cortez


Montezuma County was created out of the west end of La Plata County in 1889. Mancos was the first settlement. In the fall of 1874 came H. M. Smith and Peter Lindstrom from Denver...... Read full article