Andrew Gulliford

Position: Special to the Herald

Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

Did James White run the Grand Canyon before John Wesley Powell?

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Major John Wesley Powell’s daring expedition down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. But was he the first? Another story exists with...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

History Colorado explores the West, up north in the Canadian Rockies

In a column about the Southwest, why write about Canada? Because I just visited the Southwest – southwestern Alberta. We were there for one of History Colorado’s famous Tours & Treks and their...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

When a killer wore a deputy’s badge in Telluride

Why is it that we remember and even glorify such Western American outlaws as Billy the Kid and Butch Cassidy when other outlaws are long ago dead, buried and forgotten? One historical theory is...

DATE: July 13, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Sheep stories in the West run from the high country into canyons

Why study sheep, sheepherders and carved aspen trees in Colorado? Because everywhere I go, sheep have been there first. From high alpine meadows in federally protected wilderness areas to sinuous...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Hunters and artists: Glen Canyon rock art created by an ancient culture on the move

As I walk the trail between cliff and river, I search again for the face. It’s 10 inches tall. The eyes and mouth are distinctly pecked, two antenna rise above the head. I almost walk past it, and...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Roosevelt in Colorado: Stained glass honors president who cherished the West

A century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt died at his home in Sagamore Hill, New York, but his contributions to the West and to Colorado live on. Teddy was beloved by many Westerners, and he...

DATE: April 14, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

They painted in the canyons: Archaic artists created compelling images 5,000 years ago

Of the thousands of Native American rock-art panels in the Southwest, none are older than the Barrier Canyon pictographs found throughout the Colorado Plateau and concentrated along rivers,...

DATE: March 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

A Mesa Verde plate: New tags would help support national park

Instead of fake news, how about real news? Instead of political posturing and name calling, how about a project to unite us as a region and a state? How about a Mesa Verde National Park license...

DATE: Feb. 9, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Trampling barriers: Mancos artist’s bronze sculpture honors fall of Berlin Wall

President George H.W. Bush helped reunite East and West Germany when the Berlin Wall fell, and a Mancos artist cast a 7-ton bronze sculpture commemorating the event. For 28 years, Berlin and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2019 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Mancos mapmaker chronicles John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 journey

In the Southwest, river runners and river rats have the same great, great grandfather. Our patriarch is the one-armed Maj. John Wesley Powell, who launched four wooden boats in May 1869 down the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the Durango Wolf...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Can we learn to live with wolves again?

In Colorado, we have 12 streams named Wolf Creek, yet officially, we have no wolves in our state. A reprint of a rare book helps to explain the loss of Colorado’s wolves, and the Durango Wolf...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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