Historic Tales from Park County:: Parked in the Past by Laura Van DusenHistoric Tales from Park County:: Parked in the Past by Laura Van Dusen

Historic Tales from Park County:: Parked in the Past

byLaura Van Dusen

Paperback | November 5, 2013

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The geographic center of Colorado, Park County has long served as a recreational area for Denver and Colorado Springs residents looking to get away. The scene has not always been so idyllic. Marshal Cook was shot while investigating a loud party in Como in 1894, and rumors spread by the Michigan Creek School Board sent Benjamin Ratcliff on a killing spree in 1895. But the county's hardscrabble heritage includes triumphs as well as tragedies. In 1873, county seat Fairplay lost every business on Front Street to a horrific fire. But by 1878, they had rebuilt it all. It still stands today, a true testament to the strength of this old mining town. Journalist Laura Van Dusen shares these stories, outlining the many trials and successes of Park County's earliest settlers.
Title:Historic Tales from Park County:: Parked in the PastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626191611

ISBN - 13:9781626191617

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