Position: Looking Back

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

Position: Montezuma County Historical Society

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

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

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