A Tailing Tale of Jeanne Hostetler – Part 2

Published September 21, 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. During World War II, my dad was in the Navy; Uncle Walt was in the Army, and Uncle Paul was in the Merchant Marines. Once… 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 »

A Tailing Tale of the Pikes Peak Bust and Cats

Published August 17, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneers While financial depression still ruled the land, and men were without money, credit or opportunity for business of any kind, fanciful fabrications of the discovery of gold at Pike’s Peak caused a wild rush to the new Eldorado. Good, bad and indifferent; the educated and illiterate; the merchant, the speculator, the… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of a Pioneer Rescue

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Published August 10, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call This week’s Tailing Tale comes from Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story written and published by Alice Polk Hill in 1915, Part III, Chapter VII, The Unwritten Law: Mr. Hugh Steele is a son of R. W. Steele, who was at the head of the Provisional government. He is now Secretary of the… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Lorenzo Martin Freas

Published July 27, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneer Mountain City, August 14, 1859 Dear Sister: I left Saint Joseph Missouri on the twenty third Day of May with a team and load of goods and made the journey to Danver via the Platte route in thirty five Days. Your letter of the 28th May was received by me on… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Matt (Frantz) France

Published July 6, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneer Born September 2, 1830 in Roanoke Count, Virginia, Matt France was one of eight children born to John and Mary (McCullough) Frantz. Matt attended private schools and completed his education at Botetourt Springs Academy in Virginia. In 1850 Matt moved to South Bend, Indiana where he made his home with Hon…. Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Oliver & Sarah J. Feay

Published June 22, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneers Oliver Feay was born February 22, 1838 in Fayette, County, Pennsylvania. His family relocated to Iowa in 1850. In 1859, he set out for Colorado to seek his fortune in the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. After camping along Ralston Creek for a time, he headed for the Gold Fields of Central… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of J.W. Fassett

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Published June 15, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneer Born, reared and educated in Bureau County, Illinois, at the early age of 23 years, in the spring of 1859, J.W. Fassett struck out for the gold fields of Colorado. Driving a covered wagon with three yoke of oxen he crossed the Mississippi at Rock Island, passed through Iowa City and… Read more »