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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

The coal mines of Montezuma Valley, from Mesa Verde to Mitchell Springs

Growing up in Cortez, we always had heat in the house. There was the cook stove – the Warm Morning – maybe the pot belly stove for heat, but I never asked where the coal came from. When a load of...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | COLUMN: Looking back

Emil Johnson and the start of hospital care in Cortez

Emil E. Johnson was born in the south of Sweden in 1882. In 1897, he came with his brother, Otto, to Minnesota but settled on a farm in South Dakota. He did farm work and went to school. He was...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Ho, for the Cliff Houses!

Editor’s note: This column is adapted from July 27, 1900, edition of The Montezuma Journal. By One of the Girls Last Friday morning, our party of fourteen mounted their horses en route for the...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | COLUMN: Looking back

Looking Back

A Second Fire within the Week Devastates Our Growing Little City.Unlucky Thirteen Buildings Destroyed -Loss of Personal Property Light - Fire Probably an Accident - Hard Work to Save Other...

DATE: April 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Living

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