Many thanks to Rocky Mountain PBS and History Colorado for their hard work in putting together a 30-minute episode about Boggsville for the Colorado Experience series. If you missed seeing the October 1st premiere on Rocky Mountain PBS, you can still view it online by clicking here.
Rocky Mountain PBS’s description of this episode reads “Founded in 1866, Boggsville represented an eclectic mix of people and cultures – with Hispanic, Native American and European immigrants all calling it home. One of the first towns on Colorado’s Eastern Plains, Boggsville thrived due to early sheep and cattle ranching, and a booming trade business thanks to its proximity to the Santa Fe Trial. Examine the legacy of this early settlement and meet the colorful characters who built the once bustling town of Boggsville.”
The National Trust’s own Barb Pahl, Vice President of Western Field Services is featured as one of the narrators sharing the fascinating history of this significant site. As Barb mentions in her closing remarks, “Part of what makes Boggsville so important to Colorado and to our nation is that it represents this early first generation settlement, and the cultures that exist in the state today that were living together there. We are a multicultural country. We always have been and we always will be.”