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Email: gulliford_a@fortlewis.edu

Sheepherder Pacomio Chacon: An artist among the aspens

In researching sheep and public lands grazing across Colorado, I have seen hundreds of carved aspen trees or arborglyphs. But only one artist of the aspens truly stands out. His work enlivened the...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Grand visions in the New Mexico desert

Historians love birthdays and anniversaries, and southern New Mexico is celebrating a big one. It’s been a century since the Bureau of Reclamation constructed the Elephant Butte Dam under terms of...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

All in family: A century of selling groceries in Georgetown

In Georgetown, one of the oldest family-owned groceries operating in the Rocky Mountains began as Kneisel & Anderson in 1883. Original bins, shelving and tea canisters were installed in the new...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Love stories at Tres Piedras: Aldo Leopold’s cabin in New Mexico

“There are two things that interest me: the relation of people to each other, and the relation of people to land,” wrote Aldo Leopold in A Sand County Almanac. As one of the 20th century’s top...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Pioneers of La Plata County: Aspass family settled in 1870s

At the beginning of La Plata County history, even before Colorado statehood in 1876, the Hans Aspaas family was here. Over the next 140 years, family members moved across the county. One son...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Phantom Ranch: Mary Colter’s oasis in the Grand Canyon

Anyone who has hiked the Bright Angel Trail off the Grand Canyon’s South Rim knows the pleasure 9 miles below of finding Phantom Ranch. How the ranch got there, who planted the first trees and who...

DATE: July 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Mining on the edge at the Old One Hundred high above Silverton

The first time I saw the Old One Hundred boardinghouse near Silverton I had been scanning Galena Mountain with binoculars. I was about to give up, and then, I found it. Who could possibly have...

DATE: June 8, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

FLC retrieves historic images from unstable negatives

Treasure comes in many forms. Husbands and wives. Children. And rare historic photographs not seen in 100 years. I paid my way through a Ph.D. by teaching photojournalism, American history and...

DATE: May 11, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

As Lake Powell recedes, Glen Canyon reveals its secrets

Drought will alter the Southwest. Climate change means longer, hotter summers. “What happens under the turquoise skies of the continent’s most celebrated landscapes will presage changes that...

DATE: April 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Josie Bassett: As wild as the frontier

A pioneer mother accused of murdering one of her husbands isn’t a likely candidate for Women’s History Month, but then Josie Bassett wasn’t a typical pioneer, either. She lived a lonely life...

DATE: March 9, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

In southeastern Utah, the Procession Panel speaks across time

High on a red rock ridge in southeastern Utah lies a petroglyph panel that depicts a fundamental shift in the lives of prehistoric Pueblo peoples. A millennium ago, individual ceremonies and...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

Miners’ secret cabin is a marvel in the snowy San Juans

It’s always winter and deep snow when I think about a hidden cabin a friend showed me in the San Juans. Up a steep, narrow gorge, on a short ridge below a major mountain, shaded by dark timber on...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2016 | COLUMN: Gulliford's Travels

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