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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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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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.
Read in PDF Format: Volume 23 – Denver City Turkey War
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.
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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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Posted in 1864
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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.
Read Article as PDF: Volume 17 – Volume 17 Lady’s Clothing in 1863
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.
Read Article as PDF: Volume 16 – Hugh Glass
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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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.
Read Article as PDF: Volume 14: Ned Wynkoop Removed From Command of Fort Lyon
Gold-seekers flocked to Denver City by the hundreds—hoosiers, suckers, corn crackers, buckeyes, red-horses, Arabs, and Egyptians—most hoping to get rich and get out. Many greenhorns arrived, ready to exchange their team and wagon for the mining supplies they needed. Freighting, and commercial hauling of supplies, prospered during this era by providing those supplies. Charles Blake and Andrew Williams built Denver City’s Elephant Corral as a trading post aimed at serving both the teamsters and gold-seekers.
Read Article as PDF: Volume 13 – Denver City’s Elephant Corral