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A Frontier Superhero

Comic books tell the story of larger than life characters.  In the mid 1800s, the comic books of the days took one unassuming mountain man and turned…

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What You Know and Who You Know

Sometimes it’s not what you know but who you know.  In Kit Carson’s case, it was both that made him a well-known figure yet today… SharePrintEmail

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A Well Known Frontiersman

This well-known frontiersman loved to hear the stories of those traveling west.  One day, he decided it was time to sneak away and try that life too……

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The Best Climate to Help Ease An Ailment

Today we may rely on the latest advancements in science and medicine to help cure disease.  Of course, in the 1800s, science provided some answers,…

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James’ Peak

You’ve perhaps never heard of James’ Peak.  It more accurate to say you’ve heard of the mountain, but you simply don’t know it by that…

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A Landmark With a Name

As Lewis and Clark headed west and north in 1803 to explore the newly acquire Louisiana Purchase, another explorer headed to the southwestern reaches of…

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A Landmark Burned to the Ground

It was perhaps the most important stop on the entire length of the Santa Fe Trail. However, under two decades after its establishment, it was…

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800 Miles and One Stop

Today you can travel down just about any interstate highway in America and find plenty of truck stops. Now turn back the clock nearly two…

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An Enterprising Fort

When you think of forts in the western U.S., you may remember military fortresses built to keep the peace and secure the routes of settlers. …

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The Cyle of a Cesium Atom

If I said I’d be back in a second, I’d literally be back in 9,192,631,770 cycles of a cesium atom.  Why is that important?  Well,…

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The Most Accurate of Clocks

For most of human history, the movement of the sun, moon and planets has been used to measure time.  But even the ancients knew that…

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A Bad Purchase?

The general public usually wants its elected officials to be fiscally responsible.  But the purchase the commissioners in Kit Carson County made was so over-the-top,…

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The Budweiser Clydesdales

Irocnically, this well known team of horses was first assembled during the prohibition years. Today, they continue to be some of the most loved and…

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