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I'm happy to announce I was awarded the 2014 Historian Award by the Museum of Western Colorado, in March. This award came after a flood of email and written nominations on my behalf. It was heartwarming to learn that my writing has made so many people happy. God bless you!                                   

                                                    

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   WICKED WESTERN SLOPE

              MAYHEM, MISCHIEF, AND MURDER

     IN COLORADO

 The Western Slope was flush with iniquity and didn’t give two hoots about propriety.

 

      Early promoters of Colorado’s Western Slope would have had settlers believe the area was  one of proper behavior and upstanding morality. But this was not the case. Hot tempers led to quick trigger fingers and Main Street shootouts. Drinking, gambling, and thieving were popular pursuits, and law breaking   of all kinds thrived in this wild land. From Charles Graham, whose jealous rampage in Grand Junction is still talked about today, and the mysterious Friday the thirteenth murder of Jeanette Morris, to Abe C. Ong, the mischievous pioneer bootlegger of De Beque, and Riverside’s Mrs. Barnes and her foul crime, “History Sleuth” D.A. Brockett reveals some of the most outrageous and remarkable crimes in Western Slope history.  

 

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