Lawnmowing without a lawnmower

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine I used to work the night shift at a daily newspaper that did not have a telephone-answering device, and whenever there was a major boxing bout it was routine for the sports editor to get a late-evening call from a fellow who […]

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History of Leadville and Lake County, Colorado

Review by Ed Quillen Local History РAugust 1997 РColorado Central Magazine History of Leadville and Lake County, Colorado РFrom Mountain Solitude to Metropolis by Don L. Griswold and Jean Harvey Griswold Two Volumes Published in 1996 by the Colorado Historical Society in cooperation with the University Press of Colorado ISBN 0942576039

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Thoughts among the trees

Essay by Martha Quillen Trees – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Readers, Recently Ed got an E-mail from a friend who passed on this impenetrable little Zen koan: If a man speaks in the forest and there is no woman to hear him, is he still wrong? Columbine and I both answered “yes,” […]

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The Lake County War was actually in Chaffee County

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Father Dyer – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine You won’t find the site of the 1875 Lake County War in today’s Lake County — it’s in Chaffee County, and to add to the confusion, present-day Chaffee County was officially known as Lake County for a while.

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Father Dyer lost a son in the Lake County War

Sidebar by Ed Quillen Father Dyer – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Elias F. Dyer, 39 years old in 1875, was a son of the Rev. John L. Dyer. Elias was also the probate judge for Lake County, and he was murdered in his own courtroom at the county seat in Granite. Elias Dyer’s […]

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Frontier Parson John L. Dyer

Article by Joanna Sampson Regional History – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine In 1860 Colorado was lightning-struck with the excitement of newly discovered wealth. “Gold fever” reached epidemic proportions as soon as word got out that there was gold lying around on the ground just waiting to be picked up. Symptoms of the affliction […]

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Foot-High Pies and other signs of Road Weirdness

Essay by Lynda La Rocca Roadside attractions – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Although the Burma Shave signs that entertained and enlightened travelers cruising the nation’s highways have gone the way of the Edsel, modern motorists need not despair. The wacky road sign is alive and well. Informal research conducted by my husband Steve […]

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Leaving the Valley of the Shadow

Letter from Eugene D. Lorig Growth – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine The Valley of the Shadow Ed and Martha: All right, all right, you don’t have to hound me, here’s my twenty for another year. We are leaving the I-70 Corridor, the so-called Vail Valley, which now stretches from Georgetown to Glenwood Springs. […]

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The city is changing, but not for the better

Letter from a Salida Subscriber Salida growth – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Changing, but not better Editors: Here’s a list of things not possible in Salida anymore: Going for a walk in the mountains without running into no trespassing signs. Leaving your car unlocked and finding your tape deck still there. Planting a […]

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So far, so good, but magazine should have more

Letter from Trout Creek Ponderist Colorado Central – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine – No. 42 – Page 18 So far, so good, but CC should have more Editors: Your subscription renewal encouraged comments regarding your magazine — so please be patient with a non-professional ponderist’s point of view. First the gush: Great magazine, […]

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Christo the carpetbagger should go drape himself

Letter from Joseph F. Pennock Over the River project – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Christo the carpetbagger should go drape himself Editors: When Northerners went south after the Civil War and exploited the poor residents, they were called carpetbaggers. When venders of worthless potions traveled the countryside selling their bogus wares, they were […]

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Beware the Burro Lobby

Letter from Clay Warren Pack-Burro Racing – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine Beware the Burro Lobby and its cleverly hidden agenda Editors: Ah was all set to ignore them two essays in Issue #41 [July, 1997], the ones about how real men enjoy the outdoors, as jest another example o’ two extremists train’d to […]

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5 years before voting may not be long enough

Letter from Jim Ludwig Essay in July edition – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine 5 years before voting may not be long enough Editors: I am intrigued by Christina Nealson’s advocating a five-year probationary, non-voting period for all new residents to our small mountain communities.

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