Category Archives: Colorado History

A Tailing Tale of Henry James Hawley

Published April 12, 2018 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneer Henry James Hawley, President of the Hawley Merchandise Company of Central City, was born May 13, 1839 in Stephenson County, Illinois and was raised and educated in Lafayette County, Wisconsin. He attended public school at Argyle and later Platteville Normal under Professor Pritchard. At 14 years of age, he obtained a… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of David S. Green

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Published March 22, 2018 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneer Born in Licking County, Ohio on November 23, 1838, David S. Green was the son of Congressman Isaac Green and his wife Elizabeth (Brown) Green. In 1848 the family moved to Crawford County, Illinois then in 1850 they moved on to California where David’s father died four weeks after their arrival…. Read more »

A Tailing Tale of William Gilpin

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Published February 8, 2018 in the Weekly Register-Call   Colorado Pioneer Early explorer, Nathanial Hill, described William Gilpin as, “. . . he knows almost everything, but he is the most impractical man I ever knew. When driving, he talks incessantly. Part of the time he is talking to me, part of the time to his ponies, Toby and Franny. The… Read more »

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Published December 28, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Lincoln Hills Then and Now – Part 3 The Great Migration of the 1910s-1920s is often seen as a movement of African Americans from the South to the North, however it also resulted in the growth of black communities in the West, including Colorado. By the 1920s, Denver had a strong and vibrant… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Winston Walker

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Published December 7, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Lincoln Hills Then and Now – Part 2 In my research and endeavors to get a personal perspective of Lincoln Hills I’ve had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Winston Walker. Several months ago, Winston, a tall, slender, soft spoken gentleman who loves the out-of-doors, accompanied me to Lincoln Hills where we… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Nancella Elizabeth Scott-Jackson

Published November 23, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Lincoln Hills Then and Now – Part 1 “Zephyr Point” cabin sits high above Denver in Lincoln Hills. The cabin is owned by the family of Judge Gary Jackson and was built in 1926 by his great grandfather, William Pitts. Judge Jackson kindly shared with me the memoires of his mother, Nan Scott-Jackson…. Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Jeanne Hostetter – Part 3

Published October 5, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call My grandparents were Henry A. and Vina S. Ramstetter. My Grandfather Henry’s parents homesteaded the Guy Hill Ranch, and what follows are some of my most treasured memories. Our spring times were filled with activity; Castrating and branding calves, breaking wild horses, planting, weeding, and cutting hay. In the summer time, we picked… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Jeanne Hostetler – Part 1

Published September 14, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call My grandparents were Henry A. and Vina S. Ramstetter. My Grandfather Henry’s parents homesteaded the Guy Hill Ranch, and what follows are some of my most treasured memories. I lived in Central City during World War II and vividly recall the sound of the air raid sirens. When the siren sounded, all lights… Read more »