A Wild West History of Frontier Colorado: Pioneers, Gunslingers & Cattle Kings on the Eastern Plains
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Jolie Anderson's collection of wild west tales focuses on the early frontier history of Colorado's plains and includes a look at some of the state's early pioneers like the "59ers" who promoted the state through travel guides and newspapers, exaggerating tales of gold discovery and even providing inaccurate maps to promote settlement in the plains; the perils of living and traveling the major gold routes the town of Julesburg relocated four times in a decade; feuds; Indian fights; outlaws, and even early rodeo history. These stories and events shaped the Colorado territory and are a rich glimpse into the early history of the state.
The History Press
: 9781609491956
: The History Press
: 11/02/2011
: Colorado
: 50 Black And White
: 144
: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Jolie Anderson Gallagher was raised on a farm in the Montezuma Hills of California. After earning an English/Creative Writing degree from UC Davis, she worked as a newspaper reporter and technical writer. Gallagher has lived in Colorado for 25 years. She is a member of the Colorado Historical Society, Wild West History Association, and True West Historical Society.
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