George Pierce: Early Front Range Surveyor

At the height of the Colorado gold rush, some newcomers were better equipped than others for the savage dangers of the unexplored west – both physically and psychologically.

In the early 1860s, the flow of wagon train and stage traffic was often heavier eastward than westward.  Continue reading

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“Buttermilk Bill” stalks wealthy cattleman, William J. Wilson, for two decades

Stalking isn’t a contemporary phenomenon, as one wealthy cattleman from Colorado history could attest. Over a century ago, millionaire cattleman William J. Wilson was the object of obsession on the part of a cowpuncher and frontiersman known as Buttermilk Bill. For two decades, Continue reading