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Kids, Corn, Cows, and old Bones

Kids, Corn, Cows, and old Bones

In 2018, the old Felch Ranch was put up for sale. JoAnn, being a realtor, had a client interested in seeing it. I tagged along because I had been wanting to help visualize where the old ranch sat in relation to the creek and where the historic spring sat on the...
Denver City – Colorado Territory

Denver City – Colorado Territory

Looking east from the Highlands area of Denver looking toward the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River, a little left of the Twin Bridges which carry Spear Boulevard that parallels Cherry Creek coming from the Southeast.  The skyline dominates the...
This Land is Our Land

This Land is Our Land

The drawing above is from the book by Richardson entitled Beyond the Mississippi, From the Great River to the Great Ocean.  The illustrator is G.W. Crane. The artwork was made available through this website.   In that website it notes the following in regard to images...
If I had a Wagon…

If I had a Wagon…

Marshall and Amanda needed money to carry them to their new life in the Territory of Colorado. A reasonable amount to do this, along with all the contingencies, would be somewhere between $750 and $1,250.  They probably saved every penny they could during the war and...
Boston

Boston

A Violin On June 8, 1865, the Old Vermont Brigade marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in a Grand Review where they marched down Pennsylvania Avenue before the president.  The parade was over but their service time was not.  They would wait patiently for about a month to...