by Joyce Lawrence

Mrs. Matt Hammond

Virginia Graham

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Frank Pyle

Sarah Elizabeth Walker Moore

Gladys Guillet Hart

by Gladys Guillet Hart

Gladys Hart

by Carrie Smith Dunham

Carrie Smith Dunham

George Sam Todd

Dale Davidson

by Dale Davidson

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Bob Bernhart and Dale Davidson

Bob Bernhart

June Head

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

June Head and Joyce Lawrence

June Head

Mary McKinley Blake

Erastus “Ras” Thompson

William C. Winkler

Howard J. Hanna

Montezuma County Historical Society

The Montezuma County Historical Society

Moving from Texas to Big Bend

Editor’s note: The following is based on a Anna Florence Robison interview of Alice Henderson Akin on March 13, 1934. I was born at Millville, Rust County, Texas, Sept. 25, 1855. My early childhood...

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

Elbert Nunn weaves a colorful history and legacy

Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison in March 1934. The first three parts were published the first Friday of April, May...

DATE: July 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

A shootout and the legendary racehorse Jim Douglas

Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison in March 1934. The first two parts were published the first Friday of April and May....

DATE: June 3, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Al Nunn’s misadventures in wild Western Colorado

Part 2 Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison in March 1934. Part 1 was published in April, and Part 3 will publish on June...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and the murderous Benders of Cherry Vale

Editor’s note: This column about the life of Elbert “Al” Nunn is based on an interview by Anna Florence Robison on March 28, 1934. Part 2 of the article will appear in the May 3 issue of The...

DATE: April 1, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

The greatest manhunt in the Southwest

Editor’s note: Part 1 of this article was published in The Journal on Feb. 1. Portions of this article were found in the issues of the Montezuma Valley Journal and from article written by Anna...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

The ignoble death of Sheriff Wesley Dunlap

Editor’s note: Part 2 of this article will appear in the March 1 issue. Portions of this article were found in the issues of the Montezuma Valley Journal and from article written by Anna Florence...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: 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

Day of infamy: Remembering locals who served at Pearl Harbor

Many local residents were not aware of the number of men from Southwest Colorado who were stationed or living at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, when it was attacked. The attack was a surprise strike...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Horseback to the cliff houses in early days of Mesa Verde

By June Head Charles B. Kelly was born in Ohio in 1857. Sometime around 1878, he came west with the John Silvey family, being a good friend of Frank Silvey’s. After getting the Silvey family...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Second city: Cortez put down roots in La Plata County

Cortez, the metropolis of the grand and vast valley of the Montezuma, is situated in the very center of the western half of La Plata County. Cortez is already a rapidly growing town and will be the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Scraping out a living in the ditches of Montezuma County

Editor’s note: This is the second of two Looking Back columns about the Hammond brothers. Part 1 published on Aug. 3. By James Hammond James, Allen and Matthew Hammond came from Quebec to Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

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