Position: Looking Back

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Part 2: Living at Big Bend in July 1882

Editor’s note: Part 1 of Mrs. S.O. Morton’s recounting of life at Big Bend was published in The Journal on Oct. 6. These excerpts are from an article in “Volume I, Great Sage Plain to Timberline,”...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Living at Big Bend during the 1880s

Editor’s note: Part 2 of Mrs. S.O. Morton recounting of life on the Big Bend will be continued in The Journal on Nov. 3. These excerpts are from article published in “Volume I, Great Sage Plain to...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Ed Noland’s Four Corners trading posts

Editor’s note: This story was printed in Vol. 3 of the Montezuma County Historical Society’s “Great Sage to Timberline.” It was given to the historical society by the family of Oen Ed Noland. Part...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Ed Noland insured his life to finance trading post

Editor’s note: This story was printed in Vol. 3 of the Montezuma County Historical Society’s “Great Sage to Timberline,” and was given to the historical society by his family. The late D.B. McGue,...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Ho, for the Cliff Houses!

Editor’s note: This column is adapted from July 27, 1900, edition of The Montezuma Journal. By One of the Girls Last Friday morning, our party of fourteen mounted their horses en route for the...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

In 1889, Cortez was a ‘wide open’ town

By June HeadMontezuma County Historical SocietyFrank Clyde Thompson came to Montezuma Valley with his parents in 1887, at which time his father, A.L. Thompson, drove into town with three wagon...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

1911 floods cause destruction in Southwest Colorado, Part 2

By June HeadMontezuma County Historical SocietyEditor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series that looks back at the devastating floods of fall 1911. Rain in Southwest Colorado is...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

1911 floods brought havoc to Southwest Colorado, Part 1

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series. Part 2, which reports on damage to other areas of the Four Corners areas, will be published on May 5. Rico sounds the alarm Residents of...

DATE: May 5, 2017 | 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

The history of the pioneers of the Mancos Valley

Read at the Old Timers Reunion by Mrs. Thomas Rickner, at Mancos, Sept. 1910. In 1873 John Moss, with pick, pan and shovel strapped upon the back of his faithful donkey, was the first who started...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Lizard Head has changed landscape of Southwest Colorado

The Mancos Times-Tribune Dec. 29, 1911 The skyline of the mountains to the southwest of Telluride was changed last night when, through some mighty upheaval of nature, the taller spiral of Lizard...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Fire of 1919 left a section of downtown Cortez in ruins

Montezuma Journal, Jan 2, 1919 Last Friday at five o’clock, the fire bell gave its chilling alarm and roused our people from their morning sleep. It was soon discovered that the Bozman Garage was...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

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