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Tales, Legends, & Lore

The interesting thing about humans are the stories we tell ourselves about the past, whether factual or not.

Narratives from the Wild West


"...let me take you over the Range into Middle Park, where I will have you meet a wonderful old man, the one who was the first Sheriff of our pioneer County of Gilpin.  He was the man who, alone and unaided during the Sixties, brought law and order to Colorado our of a roaring mess of five thousand lawless adventurers, solely by means of his splendid bravery, and his determined and vigorous personality."  The Old Sheriff and Other True Tales by Lafayette Hanchett


The library doesn't just have local anecdotes, we are also fortunate to have personal narratives of other places within Colorado and the West.