South Fork’s rich history of mining, railroads, lumber, and early settlers combines with the modern-day adventure town and creates a captivating story that forms the foundation on which the town now sits. The town center follows two picturesque highways built adjacent to two meandering rivers: The South Fork of the Rio Grande river and the mighty Rio Grande river.
Fur trapping and trading were a large part of what brought the first settlers to the area. Read more at the South Fork Tines...
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South Fork history is laden with lumber
To celebrate South Fork’s history that surrounds the town, a festival was created several years ago to pay homage to the lumber trade that created the community. The Logger’s Day festival is full of entertainment based on the logging industry. In stories of the lumber trade around South Fork, many recount how the lumberjacks had full control over the health of the forest and only harvested trees in areas that needed thinning or for other mitigation reasons.
Back in the early days, loggers used several techniques to cut down dead or dying trees for timber and to transport it to the mill by horse drawn wagons or later by train.... read the rest of the article at South Fork Tines.