I recently discovered that a couple members of my Colorado pioneer family worked at the Lithia Water Company in Pueblo. My grandfather’s sister, Jessie Gibson Turner, is listed in the Pueblo city directory in 1938 as working at Lithia Water Co. Continue reading
On Saturday night, August 6, 1900, a Union Pacific train left Denver, headed east toward Kansas. A little after midnight, at a spot known as Lake, 15 mile east of Limon, described as “only a coal chute and a water tank” the train stopped to get water. There, two men reportedly boarded the train.
Very quickly, the men covered their faces with masks and pulled guns on the conductor and porter. From there, they made their way through a sleeper car, rousing the dozing passengers and relieving them of whatever possessions they had. Continue reading