Category Archives: Colorado Killers

The Sand Creek Massacre

The sky was gray, the air brittle, and a sparkling layer of frost spread over the brown plain grass around Sand Creek on the dawn of November 29, 1864. To the Cheyenne, the time of year was known as Hikomini, … Continue reading

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Colorado’s Trial of the Century

A.B. Shugart, witness for the prosecution, walked along the edging of a small, tree-lined park in Denver on the morning of May 5th, 1911. From within those trees there echoed a gunshot. On a patch of grass 300 feet away … Continue reading

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Jim Reynolds: Confederate Guerilla

Ever since a Georgian by the name of Green Russell discovered a placer deposit along Cherry Creek and set off the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, prospectors from Russell’s home state and those surrounding swarmed the burgeoning mining camps of the … Continue reading

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The Bloody Espinosas

Part I: The Stage It was a hard time in history, and even some the most depraved of horrors fell under the greater shadow, absorbed or else forgotten. The country was at war. Eyes and resources were cast eastward where, following … Continue reading

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“The Cemetery”

Brown and black shapes appeared in the valley ahead and for a moment Ignasio thought he was looking at a boulder field. Then the shapes took form. Little square hovels, their roofs all caved so that the homes sat like … Continue reading

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Excerpts

“The Cemetery” “The Man and the Snake”

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