Andrew Gulliford

Position: Gulliford's Travels

Andrew Gulliford

Andrew Gulliford

Position: For The Journal

Andrew Gulliford

Position: Special to the Herald

Pendleton blankets inspired by Navajo designs benefit Center of Southwest Studies

Babies get wrapped in Pendleton trade blankets. At Native American ceremonies and giveaways, the gift of choice is usually Pendleton blankets. Pendleton blankets are given to returning veterans who...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

The case of the stolen stove doors: Couple gives mining history to San Juan Historical Society

As a Southwest tour leader and former museum director, occasionally after a few beers, folks tell me what they took from public land. Then I help them return items. Such is the case with stolen...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Through the Grand Canyon before Major Powell?

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell’s daring expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. But was he the first? Another story exists with...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Canadian Rockies by rail

In a column about the Southwest, why write about Canada? Because I just visited the Southwest – southwestern Alberta. We were there for one of History Colorado’s famous Tours & Treks and their...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

When a killer wore a deputy’s badge in Telluride

Why is it that we remember and even glorify such Western American outlaws as Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy when other outlaws are long ago dead, buried and forgotten? One historical theory is...

DATE: July 15, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

On the woolly trail

Why study sheep, sheepherders and carved aspen trees in Colorado? Because everywhere I go, sheep have been there first. From high alpine meadows in federally protected wilderness areas to sinuous...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Hunters and artists: Glen Canyon rock art created by an ancient culture on the move

As I walk the trail between cliff and river, I search again for the face. It’s 10 inches tall. The eyes and mouth are distinctly pecked, two antenna rise above the head. I almost walk past it, and...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Roosevelt in Colorado: Stained glass honors president who cherished the West

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt died at his home in Sagamore Hill, New York, but his contributions to the West and to Colorado live on. Teddy was beloved by many Westerners, and he...

DATE: April 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

They painted in the canyons: Archaic artists created compelling images 5,000 years ago

Of the thousands of Native American rock-art panels in the Southwest, none are older than the Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers,...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

A Mesa Verde plate: New tags would help support national park

Instead of fake news, how about real news? Instead of political posturing and name calling, how about a project to unite us as a region and a state? How about a Mesa Verde National Park license...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Trampling barriers: Mancos artist’s bronze sculpture honors fall of Berlin Wall

President George H.W. Bush helped reunite East and West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell, and a Mancos artist cast a 7-ton bronze sculpture commemorating the event. For 28 years, Berlin and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's travels

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