by Joyce Lawrence

Mrs. Matt Hammond

Virginia Graham

Position: Looking Back

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

Fannie Wade

The Montezuma Historical Society

Position: As told to Eldon Zwicker

Walter Halls’ McElmo history

Editor’s note: Part 2 of Walter Hall’s McElmo History will appear in Looking Back article on Nov. 4. The first record of irrigation in McElmo Canyon was in 1888. Four ranches held this priority;...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

Looking Back Gymnasium built by students and interested people

In 1919, it was decided that to have a more complete athletic program, a gymnasium was needed. Money for the gym was collected from pledges of students and interested citizens. Plays were given....

DATE: Sept. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

The pioneering Lyntons left imprint on Southwest Colorado

Editor’s note: This article was provided by Pat Castle. It was printed in Volume Four of Great Sage Plain to Timberline “Our Pioneer History.” Castle’s grandfather was James Earl Lynton, son of...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

The early days of Montezuma County: abundance and scarcity

Editor’s note: The following was read by Mrs. A. W. Dillon at the Pioneers’ Reunion on Sept. 4, 1908. The glint of gold first lured the prospector with the pick, shovel and pan strapped on the back...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

J.M. Rush of Mancos: A life forged in young America

Editor’s note: This article is based on an interview Anna Florence Robison had with J.M. Rush Jr. and his granddaughter, Minnie Rush. J.M. Rush Sr. died in 1917. Montezuma County Historical Society...

DATE: May 31, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

Mancos 1884: The big snow and other travails

Editor’s note: This article, the second of two parts, is based on an interview with Anna Florence Robinson on July 17, 1934. Part 1 was published April 3. From The Montezuma County Historical...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

James Martin Rush Jr. and the quest for a lost mine

Editor’s note: This article, the first of two parts, is based on an interview with Anna Florence Robinson on July 17, 1934. Part 2 will publish May 1, barring unforeseen circumstances. I was born...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

The ranch at Big Bend, and trouble with builders and Native Americans

Editor’s note: This article is based on Anna Florence Robison’s interview with Hattie Johnson Porter of Dolores on March 26, 1934. By Montezuma County Historical Society My father, Charles Johnson,...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

My experiences as a pioneer in the Mancos Valley

Editor’s note: This article is based on Anna Florence Robinson’s interview with Mrs. Jack J. Wade dated March 21, 1934. In the summer of 1879, my father, J. M. Rush, and my husband left Butte...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | COLUMN: Looking back

Looking Back: Planes drop food to 10 marooned on rail bus in Colorado Rockies

Editor’s note: Information on the article has been furnished by Wendy Usher Wheaton, daughter of Rollin Usher and by Sharon Van Dusen, great niece of Walter Virden. Without their assistance, the...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Pioneering in Southwestern Colorado, part 3

Editor’s note: This column, the last of three parts, was written by Fred Taylor based on an interview with Anna Florence Robison in 1934. By Fred Taylor The first fight was on July 3, 1884. The...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

Pioneering in Southwestern Colorado

Editor’s note: This column, the second of three parts, was written by Fred Taylor based on an interview with Anna Florence Robison in 1934. Part 3 of Pioneering in Southwestern Colorado will be...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | COLUMN: Looking back

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