When I stand on the eastern plains of Colorado and look west towards the Rocky Mountains, I see something so majestic and wondrous in its creation that I am always in awe. I try to envision what those that craved adventure that came before me must have thought. I was born in 1960 and I realize that these hardy and tough-as-nails folks tamed these mountains and wilderness long before I was a glimmer in my father’s eye.
The mountain men, trailblazers, explorers, homesteaders, and prospectors headed west to live a free life and find their fortunes in a land that most had never seen before. Dotted across the Colorado plains and the Rocky Mountain frontier, you will find their abandoned homes, decaying to the extreme weather or vanishing in the face of a more advance civilization. You will also find their graves in overgrown cemeteries that cannot even come close to tell their stories of how they lived and died. The stories of these brave men and women is fast disappearing across Colorado’s dusty vistas of yesteryear.
This book is a tribute to those that I have never known, but yet still admire their courage, strength, and their free will to go live their life in the wilderness.
This book is something I have been working on for years. Being a native from Colorado – the Rocky Mountains has always held my interest. The tales of Colorado always fascinated me, and as I got older, I wanted to write fictional historical novels that weave the genuine history of Colorado throughout the stories. I take pride in the research that I do for each of my novels and adventure stories.
Within the pages of this book you will discover the history of Colorado I find the most interesting, if you are from Colorado or will visit Colorado this book will give you some interesting tidbits of some destinations you may want to explore before it is all gone.
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Where to purchase Kurt James novels, short stories, reference books, and poetry:
- PATTON – BOUNTY HUNTERShort Story Collection #1 - October 8, 2021
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- Cowboy and his Rose - September 28, 2021