Gil Traveler Column Teaser.


Local Antonito Student's 2013 National History Day Website.


Jack Dempsey Musem & House-412 Main St. Manassa, CO 81141.


Luther Bean Museum-Adams State University-Alamosa.


Golden Nugget Flyer Antonito.

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Adams State College 1940-Alamosa.

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Monte Vista.

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Ed Green Dry Goods-Antonito.

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Fort Massachusetts Archaeology Tour Saturday, July 5th, 2014!!!!

Come see Archaeology in action as the Adams State Archaeology field school conducts its 4th season at Fort Massachusetts. A tour will be given by Dr. Richard Goddard on Saturday July 5th of the ongoing work being done at Fort Massachusetts. Tour cost will be $10 payable by cash or check on the day of the tour. Please contact us at to RSVP if you plan to attend. You can also leave a voicemail message at 719-587-8411.


Plan to meet at the Fort Garland Museum Parking Lot at 9:00am. We will coordinate vehicles and caravan up to Fort Massachusetts. The tour should conclude around lunch time and head back down to Fort Garland. A tour of the Archaeology of Fort Garland will be held in the afternoon at Fort Garland. You will be on your own for Lunch. Please make sure to bring plenty of Water, Sunscreen, and a Hat.

Historian Correction-5/12/2014

The most recent Historian XLV/#4, On page 22, the photo by Mr. Rael is of the Off bridge.  This bridge is 1/2 mile west of the  location of the "Wheeler" bridge. We are sorry that the label was incorrect. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Resquest for interested individual (5/19/2014)


Dear Sir/Madam,

My name’s Kate and I’m contacting you from an independent documentary company in the UK called World Media Rights.We are currently making a 13-part history series for Discovery in the US and the UKTV Yesterday Channel about adventurers who’ve searched for treasures.Myself and my director Stuart are making three documentaries within the series about North American treasure legends: one is about the story of Treasure Mountain.The film is mostly biographical in tone rather than an appraisal of competing theories about whether the legend is ‘true’ or the location may be found. We will be focusing on the story of Le Blanc and the French expedition in the late 18thcentury and the subsequent expedition of Le Blanc’s grandson in the mid 19th century.

 We are looking for a historian/biographer/author/amateur enthusiastic who is familiar with various aspects of this story who would be willing to do a filmed interview for our programme. I just wondered whether you might be able to recommend someone to us? We are planning to film in June, most likely around 14th/15th of the month. We will  be a crew of just 2 people with a small hand held camera and tripod and so minimal equipment. The series will be broadcast around the end of 2014/early 2015.

 My telephone number is +44 208 6007910.

With best wishes

 Kate Hebden


Kate Hebden
Assistant Producer : Myth Hunters 3

Phone: 020 8600 7910
Address: 3 Angel Walk, London, W6 9HX
Twitter: @worldmediaright
General Email:



Seeking your help about Sublette, NM!

We have a request from a railroad historian back east for information you may have about Sublette, NM. Especially any information about people who worked for the railroad in maintenance. If you have any information please email the historical society at


Check out this Video!!


This video is a fun 30 min video created by Abe Rosenberg and other talented film students at Adams State University. It is a fun look at the life in the valley incorporating history from the valley. There is not permission for me to embed this directly into the website. Please clink on the link to take you to youtube to watch the video. It is a 30 minute video but it is worth the time.






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