Hillside: A wide spot with a lot of lore

Article by Don Simonton Local History – December 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine ANYONE INTERESTED IN A COMBINATION of beautiful scenery and interesting history should pay a visit to Hillside in the Wet Mountain Valley, ten miles south of Cotopaxi and Texas Creek. Perhaps you’ve never heard of it — and you’d better not blink […]

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The Rampage of the Espinosas, part 1

Article by Charles F. Price Local History – October 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Terrorists inspired by religious fanaticism launch a murderous attack on a culture they regard as godless, greed-based, racist and colonialist. Fear-stricken, yet determined to protect themselves and discover and exterminate the terrorists, that culture retaliates with urgent violence, overriding civil liberties […]

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Maysville restoring old school

Brief by Central Staff Local History – August 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Among the many Independence Day festivities in Central Colorado was an open house at the old Maysville School, which operated from 1881 until it closed in 1939. Organizers said they had feared no one would come, so were pleasantly surprised to receive […]

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Restoring a pioneer homestead

Article by Betty Plotz Local History – July 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine THE MYSTIQUE of the Hutchinson Ranch lies in the simple ranching world to which it carries us. To stand in the barnyard of the old homestead is like stepping into another reality. A feeling of peace exudes from the lilac bushes, log […]

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Independent in all things, neutral in none

Article by George Sibley Local History – April 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine NEWSPAPERS IN THE Upper Gunnison Valley compose a topic that has long interested me, perhaps because I had a brief career as a newspaper publisher in the valley, up in Crested Butte, close to forty years ago; and I was not just […]

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Tin Cup Historian dies at 88

Brief by Central Staff Local History – April 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine Eleanor Perry Herrington, author of several books about Tin Cup and Taylor Park, and an occasional contributor to Colorado Central, died on March 11 in Denver. She was 88. Originally from Vermont, she and her first husband, Maurice Perry, moved to Denver […]

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Public tours historic ranches

Brief by Central Staff Local History – September 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine Two pioneer family ranches, both dating back to the 1860s, were open to public tours in August. The Salt Works Ranch near Antero Junction in South Park, above, attracted about 60 visitors the South Park Symposium on Aug. 4. The Salt Works […]

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Beyond the Gorge, by Carol McNew

Review by Ed Quillen Local History РJuly 2007 РColorado Central Magazine Beyond the Gorge РA History of Western Frémont County, Colorado by Carol McNew Published by the author Available from Carol McNew, P.O. Box 54, Coaldale CO 81222 No ISBN

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Joseph Lamb Sources

Sidebar by Kenneth Jessen Local History – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine References: Lamb, Frank R. The Pioneer Story of Joseph Milton Lamb. Self-published by the Lamb family, date unknown. Jessen, Ken Colorado Gunsmoke, J.V. Publications, 1986

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Pioneer Joseph Lamb hunted Texas steers and serial killers

Article by Kenneth Jessen Local History – April 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine JOSEPH MILTON LAMB came to Central Colorado to search for gold, but before he turned thirty he was hunting for something far more dangerous: Colorado’s worst serial killers. At the tender age of twenty-three, Joseph Lamb traveled by oxcart caravan to Denver […]

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Vacating Cleora

Brief by Central Staff Local History – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a town named Cleora about two miles east of Salida. It’s been fading away for more than a century, and the most recent step in the process came in October as Chaffee County prepared to vacate […]

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Anza events in 2007

Brief by Central Staff Local History – November 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine The bicentennial of the 1806-07 Zebulon Pike expedition is getting plenty of deserved attention, but hard-core history buffs know that Juan Bautista de Anza came to Central Colorado in 1779, well ahead of Pike.

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Deadly jobs in Park County, 1872-1913

Article by Gary Minke Local History – August 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine THE HUMAN MIND has a way of sidestepping fears. Even though we all know that more people die in motor vehicle accidents in our counties than almost any other activity, we don’t think twice about getting behind the wheel. Yet we wonder […]

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The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike

Review by Ed Quillen Local History -April 2006 -Colorado Central Magazine The Southwestern Journals of Zebulon Pike 1806-1807 Edited by Stephen Harding Hart and Archer Butler Hulbert New introduction by Mark L. Gardner Published in 2006 by the University of New Mexico Press ISBN 0826333907

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