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.

4 Comments
  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.

    Alex

Post a Comment

Your email is kept private. Required fields are marked *

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Explore History Rhymes
Random Featured Articles
The Death of Doc Holliday

The Death of Doc Holliday

The year is 1887. Winter is beginning to grip its icy grip on the small mountain town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. You’ve just arrived after a long journey by horse from Denver. Running inside from the chilly November air outside, you seek warmth in the lobby of the fashionable Hotel Glenwoo...
Kings of Bavaria: King Ludwig II

Kings of Bavaria: King Ludwig II

King Ludwig II was the fourth king of Bavaria. Of all Bavaria's kings, Ludwig II is arguably the most famous. His legacy is entrenched in Bavaria's collective memory as the Märchenkönig (Fairy Tale King) and his picturesque palaces and castles have changed the Bavarian landscape.
Kings of Bavaria: King Maximilian I Joseph

Kings of Bavaria: King Maximilian I Joseph

King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria, also known as King Max I Joseph, was the very first king of Bavaria. His reign marked the beginning of a kingdom which lasted for just over a century. Born on May 27, 1756 in Schwetzingen in what is today Baden-Württemburg, Maximilian came from the Palatine line...
The General Mining Act of 1872

The General Mining Act of 1872

When gold was discovered in California in 1848, it caused a mass-migration of prospective miners to the west. Unfortunately at that time, the US government had very few mining laws, practically none of which were effective, and without a significant presence in the newly-acquired state of California...