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

Train softened hard limits of early living

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise (Jan. 18, 2009).

I am one of those people eagerly awaiting a Fastrax line through Broomfield. I envision a stress-free zip up to Denver or downtown Boulder. I’ll sit by the window with a good book and listen to the pleasant clickety-clack. No parking hassles, nobody cutting me off, no traffic jams. Continue reading