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Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

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

Orville D. Pyle left his mark on the region

Orville D. Pyle was born in Ohio in 1853. He married Flora Wilkinson, daughter of George Wilkinson, who was agent to the Indians at Fort Union, Nebraska. She was born in Nebraska of the old type...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Cowboy ropes adventures with fox, bear, cattle

The following is the third and final part of the Chancy Snyder story provided by the Montezuma County Historical Society.Dove Creek Press — Thursday, Feb. 9, 1984Going back to about the time Chan...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Chan’s family decides to pack up, move out of Rico country

The following account was written by Robert H. Snyder (Bob). Incidents herein concern the lives of his grandfather (Chan) and his great-grandfather (Henry Edward) and their families. The account...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | COLUMN: Looking back

Chan’s life in the region, Part 1

The following account was written by Robert H. Snyder (Bob), Box 653, Silverton, Colorado 81433 (or Rico, Colorado 81332). Incidents herein concern the lives of his grandfather (Chan) and his...

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

Civil War soldiers came to SW Colo.

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (1861-1865), the Montezuma County Historical Society is pleased to offer information on the men who came into our area. Previous articles...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | COLUMN: Looking back

Civil War vets worked together despite past

Cortez had its beginning with that of the irrigation system platted in 1886. Mr. Mack, the engineer also laid out the plans for Cortez in 1886. Matt Hammond and Nick Krone hauled the first lumber...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | COLUMN: Looking back

Cemeteries have history of Civil War

The Montezuma County Historical Society is pleased to offer information on the Civil War soldiers who came into our area and who are known as the early pioneers of our country. Series One may be...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2011 | COLUMN: Looking back

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