Colorado Legends Lore

Author: Stephanie Waters
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625850131
Format: PDF
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Colorado is steeped in stories as unique as the people who settled it. Each wave of exploration and settlement brought new tales to explain the mysteries of this incomparable place. With extreme weather and breathtaking landscapes, it seems only natural that Colorado could play host to UFOs, stripper lightning and the Fountain of Love. From creation myths and rumored Aztec treasure to snow snakes and drunken house flies, professional yarn-spinner Stephanie Waters turns an eye to the ancient lore of the Centennial State.

Forgotten Tales of Colorado

Author: Stephanie Waters
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781609498863
Format: PDF
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Wild characters, diverse cultures, spooky myths and slippery sales schemes color Colorado's past. In a place where shameless showdowns and dusty shootouts over money, drink and women were once standard procedure, storytelling around campfires became an integral part of a rich heritage. From the jackalope and vampires to Indian curses and snake oil salesmen, the Centennial State has it all. Weirder still are the strange but true stories like that of the first body buried in La Junta's Fairview Cemetery, a man who landed there for refusing alcohol to a kid, and that of the hotel in Telluride that once offered a promotion that included funeral costs with your stay. While history may have neglected these silly, seedy and salacious stories, author Stephanie Waters has rediscovered Colorado's best forgotten tales.

Haunted Breckenridge

Author: Gail Westwood
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1626198306
Format: PDF, ePub
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Historic ghost stories of Breckenridge, Colorado.

Baseball in Denver

Author: Matthew Kasper Repplinger
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 073859959X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Images of Baseball: Baseball in Denver shares the city's prominent role in America's great game. The lore of baseball's first pioneers plays out in a real-life soap opera for this Western city. From the early Hall-of-Fame players to the storied baseball-talent barons of Denver's primitive days, baseball has always been on the forefront of the Denver sports horizon. From Tinker to Satchel Paige to "The Babe" himself, the Mile High City has been a barnstormer's oasis in a town that was nothing short of the Wild West. The Denver Post Tournament and the rich history of the Denver Bears are highlighted, as well as the many fields and landmarks throughout the city. With the inception of the Colorado Rockies, Denver once again set the stage for big-league baseball, which many of Denver's local baseball legends have been no stranger to.

A Compendium of Curious Colorado Place Names

Author: Jim Flynn
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439658730
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The origins of Colorado place names offer insightful glimpses into the state’s formative years. Emanuel Saltiel named his new community along the Arkansas River Cotopaxi, after a volcano in Ecuador. Rifle Creek and the town of Rifle earned their names thanks to a rifle left behind along the banks of the creek. Optimistic miners mistakenly believed Tarryall had an abundance of gold and thus named it as a place where prospectors could mine and tarry. And despite attempts by government officials to rename a small community along the I-70 corridor in western Colorado, locals refused to call it anything other than No Name. Learn these stories and more as author Jim Flynn unravels the intriguing origins of Centennial State place names.

Colorado Forts

Author: Jolie Anderson Gallagher
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781609496609
Format: PDF, ePub
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Throughout the 1800s, explorers braved brutal weather and hostile enemies, trekking through the towering mountains and fertile valleys on the ragged edge of civilization. These early pioneers built stockades, trading posts, military camps and miniature citadels that would shape the state of Colorado for generations to come. As the settlers struggled to survive desperate times, economic depressions and bloody wars, some of these historic outposts would become Colorado's cities, schools, hospitals and museums, while others would sink back into the mud from which they came. Join author Jolie Anderson Gallagher as she chronicles the stories of the forts and the early explorers, fur trappers, soldiers and wives who constructed and occupied them.

Haunted Manitou Springs

Author: Stephanie Waters
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 161423695X
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Drink in the spooky spiritual history of this charming Rocky Mountain town—from the author of Colorado Legends & Lore. Manitou Springs has long been known as a spiritual hot spot. From the healing waters of the local springs to the town's patron spirit, the benevolent Emma Crawford, whose life and afterlife is celebrated annually at Halloween, Manitou Springs takes pride in its legends and legendary residents. Join haunted tour guide Stephanie Waters as she uncovers the stories behind some of Manitou’s most famous ghostly tales: the historic spirit lights on Pikes Peak, the specters of Red Stone Castle where poor Emma’s sister went mad and the phantoms of the stately Cliff House and Briarhurst Manor. Includes photos! “Stephanie Waters, author of Haunted Manitou Springs, theorizes that the greenstone rock, which is plentiful at Red Crags, attracts extra energy in a town that’s already no stranger to the mystical. The word Manitou even means spirit.” —Manitou Marquee

A Wild West History of Frontier Colorado

Author: Jolie Anderson Gallagher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625842015
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Ghosts of Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak

Author: Stephanie Waters
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781609494674
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Eerie tales have been part of the city's history from the beginning: Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain are the subjects of several spooky Native American legends, and Anasazi spirits are still seen at the ancient cliff dwellings outside town. In the Old North End neighborhood, the howls of hellhounds ring through the night, and visitors at the Cheyenne Canon Inn have spotted the spirit of Alex Riddle on the grounds for over a century. Henry Harkin has haunted Dead Mans' Canyon since his gruesome murder in 1863, and Poor Bessie Bouton is said to linger on Cutler Mountain, hovering where her body was discovered more than a century ago. Ghost hunter and tour guide Stephanie Waters explores the stories behind “Little London's” oldest and scariest tales.