Author Archives: JvL Bell

1865 – Augusta Tabor’s Wash Day

Mrs. Elizabeth Entriken, a 59er and the sister of our beloved snowshoe minister, Reverend John Dyer, shared this interesting story about Augusta Tabor’s labors to wash teamsters shirts to earn a bit of her own gold dust. Read in PDF … Continue reading

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1859 – The Lynching of Edgar Vanover for a Crime he Threatened to Commit

1859 – Edgar Vanover lynched for a crime he threatened to commit. Continue reading

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1885 – Indian Sign Language and Other Forms of Communication

William Philo Clark has just released an informative study entitled The Indian Sign Language, published by L. R. Hamersly & Co. of Philadelphia. Read in PDF Format: Indian Sign Language and Other Forms of Communication Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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1865 – Silas Soule – A Forgotten Hero

Today, one of Denver City’s great heroes was murdered on the Streets of Denver City. Just five month ago, Mr. Soule and Lieutenant Joseph Cramer refused to follow Col. John Chivington’s orders and fire on Black Kettle and an encampment … Continue reading

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1860 – Mountain Charley

It has come to the editors attention that Mountain Charley, the proprietor of the Mountain Boys Saloon, a man who can swear like a double-crossed cowboy, gamble like a swindler, and down Taos Lightning like an outlaw, is in fact, … Continue reading

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1836 – Sam Houston’s Defeat

IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT GENERAL SAM HOUSTON, WHO ONLY LAST MONTH LED 800 TEXANS IN A GLORIOUS VICTORY OVER GENERAL ANTONIO LOPEZ DE SANTA ANNA, SUFFERED ONE RATHER EMBARRASSING DEFEAT BEFORE THE BATTLE THAT LIBERATED TEXAS. DESCRIBED AS A PERFECT MODEL OF MANLINESS AND BRAVERY, GENERAL SAM HOUSTON WAS NONE-THE-LESS DEFEATED BY FRONTIERSWOMAN AND TEXAN, PAMELA MANN. Continue reading

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1860 – Denver City Turkey War

As wars go, it was a minor confrontation, but for the cities of Denver and Auraria, it was a decisive blow against crime and lawlessness. Continue reading

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1864 – Detective John W. Cook

It has come to the attention of the editors of this fine weekly that Mr. John W. Cook, originally from Laporte county, Indiana, has recently established the Rocky Mountain Detective Association in Denver City. Along with his private duties, Detective Cook has enlisted in the Colorado cavalry and has been detailed the quartermaster of the Denver post as government detective. Continue reading

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1864 – Lemon Bone Broth Jelly

Many of our readers would like to expand their arsenal of recipes in their kitchens, but they either don’t have time or don’t know which recipes are worth a try. We decided to help you, ladies, with this special issue … Continue reading

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1863 – Lady’s Fashion This Season

Ladies Fashion in 1863. Continue reading

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