Post (c) Doris McCraw Disasters! You may be thinking I'm out of my mind, especially with all the media covering the events of the last few years. Well, that's exactly why I am writing about disasters. You see, the local library district released their book "Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region", based on the history … Continue reading Disasters


Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Post (c) Doris McCraw With the release of the latest Pikes Peak Library Districts History Symposium book, "Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region", I thought I'd share a bit from my chapter, ' The Cripple Creek Volcano: a thirty-five million year disaster'. Early Days in the Region: Some of the earliest people in the region … Continue reading Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Colorado Day

Post by Doris McCraw August 1 is Colorado Day. For many years the state of Colorado celebrated big on this day, but over the years many have forgotten what the celebration┬ástands for, not that they don't celebrate. To let you in on the reason, it was on this day in 1876 that Colorado became the … Continue reading Colorado Day