history

Penn State Model Railroad Club 001 / Creative Commons

Model railroading involves dedication to the history of railroads and the intricate details of the cars, operations, and architecture surrounding it. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with railroad enthusiast and model railroader Kevin Loof about the trains he builds and why he is a self-described "lunatic" about all things concerning railroads and their history.

City of Cortez

The Cortez City Council agreed Tuesday to nominate the old City Hall at 210 East Main Street for listing on the City Register of Historic Structures.

The History of the McElmo Creek Flume

May 9, 2016
Colorado Preservation, Inc.

The McElmo Creek Flume is a unique piece of irrigation infrastructure that illustrates how water delivery systems were critical in the early days of Cortez history. KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Linda Towle, chairwoman of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, to talk about efforts being made to restore the McElmo Creek Flume and protect it as a historical resource.

Preserving Historic Buildings In Cortez

May 6, 2016
Tom Yoder

Historic preservation is a vital component of understanding the history of Cortez and how it came to be the city it is today. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Jill Seyfarth, a historical and archaeological consultant with Cultural Resource Planning in Durango, about her recent historic preservation work at several downtown Cortez buildings, including the historic buildings where the KSJD studios and Sunflower Theatre are located.

photolibrarian / Creative Commons

The history of the Rio Grande Southern railroad is full of stories that can provide interesting perspectives on how we travel and transport goods in our modern world. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lew Matis of the Galloping Goose Historical Society about how this southwestern Colorado railroad was operated during the winter months, when blizzards and snow slides presented challenges to railroad transportation in the early 1900s.

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