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Durango Fire Etched in Girl’s Memory

by Robert McDaniel on

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 . . . ... Read full article

Mancos and the Arts- Veryl Goodnight Gallery

by Roger Goodnight on

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..... Read full article

Looking Back- Dr. E. E. Johnson

by June Head on

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......... Read full article

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

by June Head/D.B. McGue on

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................ Read full article

Looking Back: Ed Nolan and His Trading Post - Part 1

by June Head/D.B. McGue on

Ed Noland Insured His Life to Finance Indian Trading Post in Early Days.... Before Cortez was founded; before Montezuma County was organized, a chapter of settling a portion of Colorado, opened one spring morning in 1882 when Oen Edgar Noland....... Read full article

Dig Deeper into Archaeology with Crow Canyon

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At the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, we believe that the study of the past is an intrinsically worthwhile endeavor that creates more informed and sustainable societies. Through a better understanding of human history, we discover ........ Read full article

Durango’s Iconic Train Station - Animas Museum

by Robert McDaniel on

Durango’s historic railroad depot is an iconic symbol of Durango’s rich history as a railroad town. One of the oldest, most significant and best preserved structures in town, it has anchored Durango’s Main Avenue Historic District for over 136 years.... Read full article

At Crow Canyon, Young Archaeologists Discover The Past

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Every summer, in Cortez, Colorado, a group of archaeologists will be investigating the history of the ancestral Pueblo Indians (Anasazi)—the people who built the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde, and whose descendants are the present-day Pueblo....... Read full article

LOOKING BACK - Ho, for the Cliff Houses!

by June Head on

Last Friday morning our party of fourteen mounted their horses enroute for the Cliff Houses in Mancos canon under the guidance of Sterl Thomas. We left Cortez about ten o’clock....................................................... Read full article

Springtime in Canyondlands

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Canyonlands-a unique land so distinct and beautiful it is unlike any place else on earth! Nowhere else will you find the fantastic, awesome, inspiring red rock formations that are as much a part of this amazing land as the clear blue skies........ Read full article