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

“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