Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Looking back

The rough route to Mesa Verde in the early 1900s

Mesa Verde was designated a national park in 1906. William C. Winkler reported the first roadway to carry vehicles was developed in 1913. It entered the park via a set of switchbacks on the...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

The ‘Dark Corner’ and ‘Outlaw Capital’ of the Southwest

The United States first acquired the area now called Four Corners from Mexico after the Mexican American War in 1848. The U.S. government first surveyed the area in 1868.Law was present but spread...

DATE: April 12, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

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