Investigating the past

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    Lynnis Steinert works to record the information on the headstone of James Voorhees. Voorhees was born Feb. 25, 1820, and died Aug. 27, 1889.

    SUN photos/Shari Pierce

    A day of documentation and investigation is held on Aug. 17 at the small cemetery on South 10th Street. This cemetery served the Pagosa Springs community and Camp Lewis beginning in the late 1800s. The Town of Pagosa Springs received a grant from the History Colorado State Historical Fund to investigate and understand the history of the site. Aside from grant recipient Ruth E. Lambert with Blue Canyon Cultural Consulting, also assisting in documenting and researching the site are members of the Archuleta County Genealogical Society, the Sarah Platt Decker Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and other members of the public.