Author Archives: JvL Bell

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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1823 – Hugh Glass, Mountain Man

Few stories are as remarkable as the tale of Hugh Glass, an early mountain man, who was left for dead after a lethal grizzly bear attack. Although deserted and severely injured, Glass managed to crawl almost 350 miles to Fort … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Common Ailments

Ladies and gents, listen up, Mr. LeRoy G. Davis of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, has provided us with the following information on remedies for common ailments like colds, stomach issues, sprains, and general debility. You don’t want to miss reading about … Continue reading

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1864 – Ned Wynkoop Removed From Command of Fort Lyon

Today we received word that Maj. Edward Wynkoop was relieved of duty as commander of Fort Lyon. Two months ago, Maj. Wynkoop obtained the freedom of four Indian prisoners before bringing the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian leaders to Denver City to have an Indian Council with Territorial Governor John Evans and Col. John Chivington. Continue reading

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