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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.

Pioneering Narratives


"Maggie, with her infant son in her arms, and the two other children walked up the pass.  "She was so busy picking her way that she paid little attention to the weather till a cannon clap of thunder jarred the granite, and a violent gust from the  black overcast almost wrenched her sunbonnet from its strings"  'Maggie and Jimmy' from Pioneers of the Colorado Parks by Richard Barth.


Looking for personal narratives of those that lived the pioneering experience?  These are the adventures of pioneers with all their triumphs and failures as they traversed the wild west.