Fake News or Storytelling

Post (c) Doris McCraw In the 1870s the Signal Corps decided they would place a signal station on the top of Pikes Peak. Once the building was completed, the hardy men who lived up there set about doing their job. Since no one in the United States had lived at the altitude of 14,000+ feet, … Continue reading Fake News or Storytelling

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Old West Entertainers

Post by Doris McCraw I love entertainment; movies, plays, opera, and symphony along with so many other forms. One thing I always stop and read when I'm researching is the entertainment that those in the 1800s enjoyed. Since I've been in the 'stacks' lately researching an outlaw for an upcoming presentation and paper, I thought … Continue reading Old West Entertainers

RESPECT

post (c) Doris McCraw If anyone has followed my timeline on Facebook, they would have seen the post about the theft at Colorado Springs Evergreen Cemetery. Someone came in and stole the metal fencing from around a small grave in the pioneer section. The headstone, which was leaning against the fencing is now lying on … Continue reading RESPECT

History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District's History Symposium.  The topic this year was "Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region".  You can view a portion of it on face book here: https://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict As I sat and listened, along with … Continue reading History’s Value

Disasters

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

Early Christmas, Colorado Style

Post (c) by Doris McCraw – writing as Angela Raines I have a novella coming out on December 8, 2016. It is available for pre-order now. It takes place in my fictional town of Agate Gulch during the Christmas season.:http://amzn.to/2h8HgiS In honor of that story, I thought I would re-share some of the early Colorado … Continue reading Early Christmas, Colorado Style

Post written (c) Doris McCraw For those in the United States, September 5, 2015 is the celebration of Labor Day. For many it's the last hurrah of summer, the time to get the last camping trip in. For others it's a day of food, fun and in Colorado Springs, the balloon lift-off. According to the … Continue reading

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 stands 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

Is It Worth Saving?

Post copyright by Doris McCraw For those who wonder, the program went well in Victor on March 19. Great audience and I was gifted with the pleasure of meeting the grand daughter of Dr. Kate Yont, who may have practiced in Victor, Colorado prior to 1900. She had someone drive her from a little over … Continue reading Is It Worth Saving?