Mesa Verde Unveiled to the World

Article AudioMesa Verde Unveiled to the World

It is odd to credit an individual with the discovery of an ancient city – when all he did was take the road less traveled when rounding up his cattle and BAM – there it was.  None the less, the discovery was made, the man became famous, research on the site began, the man was shot and killed, and the site became a national park… all within the span of 18 years.  So much drama – do I hear daytime Emmy nomination? Listen to readings of some newspaper articles from Colorado’s historic newspapers as they share these stories of discovery, intrigue, and good old frontier fun.

Road Built to Mancos Canon.  Daily Journal (Telluride), August 3, 1899


Creates National Park.  Aspen Daily Times, June 21, 1906


Ouray Herald, June 29, 1906


Dick Wetherill Shot by Navajo. Montezuma Journal, June 30, 1910


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