North Branch Timeline

The North Branch Timeline is designed to support the student of Western American history by providing a larger context for events that shaped the course of exploration and settlement in the Southwest. Larger impact events help to provide additional details that support understanding of the how and why of later events in the historical drama… read more →

Forgotten Pathfinders, Along the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail, 1650- 1850

This booklet is about a series of events which culminated in a Trail shrouded in the mists of history. Known today as the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail, little physical evidence remains of this pack animal route(s) across the interior wilderness of the American Southwest. Priests spreading the Catholic faith, brigands bent upon.. read more →

Fort Uncompahgre and Antione Robidoux

This presentation was part of the Old Spanish Trail Association Conference that was held in Grand Junction in July 2016.  The focus was on the differences of primary and secondary sources as they relate to our understanding on the North Branch of the Old Spanish Trail and the importance of the historian in a quest.. read more →