A Tailing Tale of Isabella Bird

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Published  April 21, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call Isabella Bird was a true explorer who defied Victorian expectations of how a woman was to live her life. At home in England she was constantly ill, but as soon as she embarked on a trip she miraculously healed. She said, “Travelers are privileged to do the most improper things with perfect propriety,”… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Wild West Cowgirl Bertha Kaepernik Blancett

Published May 5, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call From: Wild Women of the Old West/Story by M.J. Van Deventer What was it that pushed Bertha Kaepernik Blancett to pursue a career in a man’s world at the turn of the twentieth century? What driving force motivated her to perform heroic stunts on horseback and fearlessly ride bucking broncos? Was it her… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Rose Haydee and a Shootout at the National Theater

Published April 28, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call. From: Mining Gold to Mining Wallets, Central City, Colorado 1859-1999 By Alan Granruth The early days in Central City didn’t lack for entertainment. Among the first provisions brought to mining country was a barrel of whiskey. The mining of miners was often a more profitable undertaking, and an easier one, than panning or… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Rose Horn

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Published April 7, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call. The following is from an oral interview recorded by Rose Horn’s family. Rose is the daughter of Otto and Bertha Ramstetter. The sister of Gordon, Arlene, Kenneth, Charles, Richard, and Nora. And the cousin of James Ramstetter, author of  Life in the Early Days, which appeared in the Register-Call. Rose grew up in… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Salting a Gold Mine and Aunt Mac Goes to Jail!

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. Published March 31, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call. Trouble at Home  I had been living and working in Washington, D.C. for nearly three years and had never been back home. It was hard, as I was always homesick, particularly in hot weather. It so… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of the 20’s and Working at the White House

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. Published March 24, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call. The Prosperous Twenties  The total student population of the Golden High School was present in the school auditorium on March 4, 1929 to listen to the inaugural address of the new President of the United States…. Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Cattle Drives and Eighth Grade Graduation

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. Published March 17, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call. The Cattle Drive  The last big job of the year was to get the livestock that was saleable to the Denver Livestock market on Monday morning when prices were at their best. We started in the… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Fire and a Runaway Model T Ford

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. Published March 10, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call. The Fire at Guy Hill Grange It was a nice February afternoon. The weather was cool. The year was 1919. The yard was full of about twenty buggies, each with a team of horses tied to… Read more »