The history of Calhan, Colorado and the childhood experiences of Percy Conarroe are chronicled in this charming autobiography. While Percy was growing up, Calhan was located on the remote, windswept plains east of Colorado Springs. It's since been swallowed up by a growing population that's moved steadily eastward from the Front Range. Percy's coming-of-age memories are recorded, including his first date, learning about sex, and stirring up trouble with his best friends. Calhan was founded in 1888, concurrently with laying the track from Limon to Colorado Springs for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad. The settlement was originally named Calahan, after a contractor who built this section of track, but later shortened to Calhan "to accommodate scarce printing space on railroad timetables." The Calhan settlement became incorporated as a Colorado municipality on May 10, 1919.