Position: Looking Back

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Mesa Verde’s early park visitors

PAST HISTORY OF EVENTS AT MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK Making Camp for the Night, July 1909. Prof. Ed Levy was a teacher in Cortez in 1909/10. This is his story: “We camped where the Lodge now...

DATE: June 6, 2013 | COLUMN: Looking back

German Settlement 'just like Germany'

The area known as the German Settlement is west of the "Old Plywood Plant" located on County Road T and west of the Skyline Store on Road T.5. both west of Highway 145.PIONEER DESCRIBES GERMAN...

DATE: May 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Looking back

Lebanon was a booming place in the Valley

S. H. Phlegar of Dolores wrote this story in February of 1934 about events in the Montezuma Valley in 1909. This is from the "Anna Florence Robison interviews in 1934."Lively Times in the Montezuma...

DATE: March 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Looking back

Mitchell Springs: Water under the rock

Mitchell Springs may be referred to as the first town site for the City of Cortez. The first in this series on Mitchell Springs in 1882 may be found in the January issue of Looking Back published...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2013 | COLUMN: Looking back

Mitchell Springs in 1882 was a welcome rest for travelers

Just mention the name of Mitchell Springs to any old timer or one of their descendants and they'll tell you that Mitchell Springs was often referred to as the first town site for the City of...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Looking back

Mills in the Valley

The best fry bread makers know Blue Bird Flour is the best to use. Cortez Milling, which grinds the famous flour, has been in business for more than 80 years, but it was not the first flour mill in...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Perley Wason, business pioneer

Dale Davidson, a member of the Montezuma Historical Society has offered these articles for the Looking Back series.It was no easier over a hundred years ago than today, to move to the Montezuma...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Just ‘Steve’ — Part IV The Turner letters

Dale Davidson, a member of the Montezuma Historical Society has offered these articles for the Looking Back series. The Montezuma County Historical Society is pleased to present the final of four...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Just ‘Steve’ — Part III

In last month’s column, letters Stephen Smith sent to investors across the United States were reviewed. This month we will look at letters he sent to and about people in our area between 1891 and...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

‘Just Steve’ — Part II

Dale Davidson, a member of the Montezuma Historical Society has offered these articles for the Looking Back series.The Montezuma County Historical Society is pleased to present the second of four...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Just ‘Steve’

Dale Davidson, a member of the Montezuma Historical Society has offered these articles for the Looking Back series. The Montezuma County Historical Society is pleased to present the next three...

DATE: July 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Lizard Head has changed landscape of SW Colorado

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

DATE: June 1, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

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