A well of questions

Column by Hal Walter Mountain Life – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine THE CARCASS LAY at the bottom of the rock-walled well, undoubtedly hand-dug by an early settler. Our new neighbors had found the well and the carcass this summer after purchasing the land. They suspected the dead animal to be a deer. At […]

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The wisdom of the ages

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Politics – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.” –John F. Kennedy, 1958

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Just who should be giving us moral instruction?

Essay by Martha Quillen Politics – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine AS THE 2000 election draws near, it’s business as usual in the U.S. Throughout the summer, the Denver media reported escalating problems with delays and cancellations at DIA, and by August the airport had earned the dubious distinction of being the first in […]

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Frozen Moments: Photographer Bill Gillette

Article by Rayna Bailey Local Artists – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine GIVE AN AVERAGE PERSON a Nikon and a roll of film and they usually snap average pictures of family and friends that eventually end up in a photo album or shoe box on a closet shelf. Put that camera in the hands […]

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Why the bears are invading the cities

Letter from Gail Holbrook Wildlife – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Ed & Martha, Do you want to know the real reason all the bears are moving into the cities? As you know, I talk to the bears, and recently one that was passing through talked back.

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Owed an apology, but will accept a check

Letter from Frank Smith Land Trusts – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Editors: Dave Skinner’s comments on The Nature Conservancy [in the September edition] are so completely wrong I hardly know where to begin correcting him. It, like most land trusts, DOES “actually take direct physical or fiscal care of the land it supposedly […]

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The origin of the account of paying the Utes for a treaty

Letter from Virginia M. Simmons Otto Mears – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine – Editors: In your September issue, Jeanne W. Englert, referring to my article in your May issue, raised a question about the validity of a story concerning Otto Mears and his bribery of Ute Indians in 1880. Here is my response, […]

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Vitriol and vinegar both serve a purpose

Letter from Slim Wolfe Modern life – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Dear Martha & Ed: Seems like I must be one of the last skeptics in America. Everyone else seems convinced that cyberspace is the biggest thing since movable type. Human nature loves something it can manipulate, particularly when there’s a bit of […]

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Historical Reservations

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Kit Carson – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine As for the question Allen Best asks in the main article, I think it’s fine to call a mountain Kit Carson. But at the same time, I’m not scandalized by a mural depicting Carson killing a Navajo, either. On the contrary, I’d […]

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Colorado Navajo History Sources

Sidebar by Martha Quillen Reference – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Quotes from: Colorado, A History of the Centennial State by Abbot/Leonard/McComb A Colorado History by Ubbelohde/Benson/Smith

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The Navajo Campaign

Article by Martha Quillen Kit Carson – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine SOME OF THE TRAGEDY of the Navajo story rests in its inevitability once peace treaties were signed. The Navajo were a widely scattered people living in small bands across northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah when the first peace agreements […]

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Kit Carson Sources

Sidebar by Allen Best Reference – October 2000 – Colorado Central Magazine Sources Kit Carson Days, 1809 – 1856 by Edwin L. Sabin “Dear Old Kit”: The Historical Christopher Carson by Harvey L. Carter

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