This young lady, captured enjoying new blossoms in a young apple orchard, her straw hat artistically placed at her feet, signifies not only a single moment in time, but also the rich dreams and ambitions of families who settled the promising Dolores area before the turn of the 20th century.
Growing up in the German settlement southwest...
more Looking back
Part 3 Continued from January and February’s Cortez Journal
In her interview, Allie Meadows Baer talked about the interesting visitor to the Meadows’ Trading Post in 1902. Earle R. Forrest, 19, from Pennsylvania, had longed to visit the Old West where he hoped to meet and photograph some cowboys and Indians. After learning...
Part 2: Continued from The Cortez Journal, Jan. 3, 2014
In her interview, Allie Meadows Baer talked about an interesting visitor to her father Billy Meadows’ trading post in the summer of 1902.
Earle R. Forrest, a Pennsylvania youth of nineteen, approaching college that fall, had longed to visit the Old West and hoped to...
In 2013 – with visions of high tech toys dancing in young heads – some readers may remember when a fragrant, juicy orange in their Christmas stocking was a real treat, especially in the Montezuma Valley, where apples were plentiful and oranges were not.
Philip Runck knew apples. He was one of Montezuma Valley’s first...
From the Cortez Sentinel, March 21, 1929
Notice is hereby given that henceforth chickens must be kept on the premises of the owner. Allowing chickens to run at large is a violation of the law and cannot be permitted particularly during the gardening season.
CHARLES G. WINSHIP, Town Marshall
PAST HISTORY OF
EVENTS AT MESA
VERDE NATIONAL PARK
Making Camp for the Night, July 1909.
Prof. Ed Levy was a teacher in Cortez in 1909/10. This is his story: “We camped where the Lodge now stands. We arrived by horseback coming in over the Old Longenbaugh Trail. There were no other roads...
The area known as the German Settlement is west of the "Old Plywood Plant" located on County Road T and west of the Skyline Store on Road T.5. both west of Highway 145.
PIONEER DESCRIBES GERMAN SETTLEMENT
Mrs. Agnes Langhamp Lupke
March 10, 1934