The wagon trip continues, passes through Pagosa

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Photo courtesy John M. Motter The Rosebud Saloon was on the south side of San Juan Street east of the river. It was one of many bars in 1880 Pagosa Springs when Fort Lewis and its cadre of cavalry and foot soldiers occupied the main part of town west of the river.
Photo courtesy John M. Motter
The Rosebud Saloon was on the south side of San Juan Street east of the river. It was one of many bars in 1880 Pagosa Springs when Fort Lewis and its cadre of cavalry and foot soldiers occupied the main part of town west of the river.

We’ve been quoting a November 1880 description of a wagon trip from Animas City to the railhead at Chama. We stopped last week with the traveler spending the night at Stollsteimer’s ranch a few miles west of Pagosa Springs. (Motter: The location currently known as Dyke). We resume today with the traveler’s morning departure from Stollsteimer’s.

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