Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing / Edition 1

Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing / Edition 1

by Steve Grinstead
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Fulcrum Publishing


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Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing / Edition 1

Ever since the region's first inhabitants chiseled petroglyphs and scratched pictographs on canyon walls, westerners have celebrated and recovered their history. Foremost among Colorado institutions to collect, preserve, exhibit, and publish has been the 125-year-old Colorado Historical Society. The Colorado Historical Society is home to a mother lode of the West's literary legends. This commemorative collection of the best of the best in Colorado writing includes noted essayists and writers such as Louis L'Amour, Wallace Stegner, Patricia Nelson Limerick, Thomas J. Noel, and many, many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901555915314
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and editors' notexvii
To the Pike's Peak Country in 1859 and Cannibalism on the Smoky Hill Route1
Our New Road14
First Official Visit to the Cliff Dwellings26
Fraeb's Last Fight36
Recollections of a Trip to the San Luis Valley in 187742
The Kingdom of Bull Hill51
The Hermit of Pat's Hole57
Irwin, a Ghost Town of the Elk Mountains66
Hunting Antelope with Dogs74
Jack Sumner and John Wesley Powell80
Pearl Harbor and One Mother's Heartbreak91
The Wizard of East Pikes Peak: Nikola Tesla's Experimental Station101
Port Stockton, Outlaw107
Three Governors in a Day116
A Land unto Itself: The Western Slope134
The Cowboy: Reflections of a Western Writer148
Mari Sandoz in Colorado157
Peyotism in Colorado169
William D. Haywood: "The Most Hated and Feared Figure in America"177
Bent's Fort and Manifest Destiny192
Tragedy on Longs Peak: Walter Kiener's Own Story207
"Bristling for Their Rights": Colorado's Women and the Mandate of 1893225
The Real West234
Comrades of Color: Buffalo Soldiers in the West, 1866-1917252
Los Betabeleros (The Beetworkers)274
A Whiskey Train and a Doughnut Day: Coming of Age on the Eastern Colorado Plains289
The Last Back Fence in Town: The Assassination of Alan Berg301
"The Napa Valley of Beer": Colorado's Brewpub Phenomenon310
Written in Blood: The Soule-Cramer Sand Creek Massacre Letters319
The Demons of Elizabeth Tabor: Mining "Dreams and Visions" from the Matchless338
Delta's King of Kings: The Egyptian Theatre and the Bank Night Craze356
History and Memory: The Story of Denver's Chinatown373
Colorado's Cycliennes392

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Guest More than 1 year ago
So much history is facts and dates-- mostly about battles and wars. Here is a look at what everyone else was doing at the time, and between the times that are covered in the history books. The stories are told in a variety of styles, almost all of them charming in several ways. Even the style of writing adds to the experiences being told. This is not necessarily a book to be read cover to cover. Rather, it is one to pick up in front of the fire in the evening for 2 or 3 stories about our heritage-- not only for us in Colorado, but the West and the whole country.