Nineteenth-century History

It Happened in Colorado

It Happened in Colorado by James A. Crutchfield

It Happened in Colorado by James A. Crutchfield

Today I ordered a new book that looked really interesting. The book is called It Happened in Colorado by James A. Crutchfield. I am originally from Colorado and so I figured a book on the history of Colorado would be an interesting read. James A. Crutchfield always writes interesting books about the history of the American west which also helped persuade me to buy the book when I found it. One of my favorite books by him is called The Way West: True Stories of the American Frontier. Part of his collection of books are a whole bunch of “It Happened in [insert state name here]” books. I might have to invest in a few more if the one I ordered was interesting.

  1. March 14, 2009 9:20 am 

    Thanks for the information about this book. I have a friend who was born and raised in Leadville and will be recommending this to her.

  2. March 18, 2009 4:11 pm 

    You’re welcome!

  3. March 19, 2009 11:46 am 

    Hi, Alex.

    The book, “It Happened in Colorado,” just may have a story or two on my great grandfather, Jefferson Randolph “Soapy” Smith, the infamous nineteenth century bunko man and crime boss of places like Denver and Creede.

    I have a blog, Soapy Smith Soap Box and a website, Alias Soapy Smith

    I’m adding you to my follow list. I hope you might add me to your follow list as well.

  4. March 19, 2009 9:54 pm 

    Hi Jeff,
    I took a quick look in the book and didn’t see anything about your great grandfather unfortunately… I did however look at your websites. They’re quite interesting and I will be reading more through them.

    I also added your blog to my blogroll and your website to my History Websites category.


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