We’ve been writing about the first county road system created after the county was formed in 1885. Road locations are historically important because where the roads were, that’s where the people were.
We continue from last week.
Adopted into the county road system were the following roads: the old military road running up Spring Valley to Tierra Amarilla, the Alamosa-Pagosa Toll Road, the Durango road and the Pagosa Springs-Amargo road.
Bridges were built over the major streams and road overseers appointed. D.W. Scott was road overseer for the southeastern part of the county, and Mason Farrow in the western part. Roads were supported by a road tax. A man could contribute labor for road maintenance in lieu of paying the tax.
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