1885 – Indian Sign Language and Other Forms of Communication

From Reference 1

William Philo Clark has just released an informative study entitled The Indian Sign Language, published by L. R. Hamersly & Co. of Philadelphia.

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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 of friendly Cheyenne and Arapaho at Sand Creek. It is feared his death is in retaliation of his actions at that massacre.

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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, NOT A MAN!

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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.

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1860 – Denver City Turkey War

Shooting Turkeys, from The Illustrated London News, 1848

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. Since the towns’ inception, petty thieves had plagued the good citizens, stealing from clothes lines, helping themselves to livestock and food, and even making off with a sawmill. As Uncle Dick Wooton once remarked, “Stealing is the only occupation of a considerable proportion of the population.” But on Wednesday, February 1, that all changed.

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1864 – Detective John W. Cook

Detective CookIt 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.

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1864 – Lemon Bone Broth Jelly


Beautiful Lemon Bone Broth Jelly Wedges

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 devoted to testing recipes from Eliza Action’s Modern Cookery in all its Branches.

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1863 – Lady’s Fashion This Season


Latest Style from Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1863

Ladies, just because we live in the Colorado Territory doesn’t mean we are not concerned with the fashions worn by our brethren in the States. Those of us Lucky to receive this year’s volumes of Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine have seen the gorgeous shape of the Fancy Paletot and admired the beautiful lines of the Organdie Dress. For those less fortunate, we will Provide a summary of the latest fashions, from hats to boots and everything in between.

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1823 – Hugh Glass, Mountain Man

Hugh Glass

Hugh Glass

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 Kiowa, surviving without weapons, companions, or food.

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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 these simple remedies, poultices, and tonics.

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