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Mysteries and Legends of Colorado: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained (Mysteries and Legends)

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An ancient people, the Anasazi, constructed elaborate towns in the cliffs of southern Colorado, only to abandon the area at the very height of their civilization. How does an entire culture manage to vanish into thin air?
In 1864, the Reynolds gang robbed a wagon train of more than $60,000. At the end of a long, bloody chase, the outlaws' loot remained missing. Is there a treasure trove of gold and jewels still buried in the hills outside of Fairplay?
And in 1969, Thomas Riha, a professor of Russian and art history, disappeared amid gossip that he might have been working undercover for the KGB. Was this a case of rumor run amok, or was Colorado actually harboring a sinister spy?
From Buffalo Bill and P.T. Barnum to the naming of Colfax Avenue, author Jan Murphy makes history fun, pulling the curtain back on some of the West's most fascinating and compelling stories.

Synopsis:

Myths and Mysteries of Colorado examines true stories about the puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and famous legends from throughout Colorado's history.

Synopsis:

From the puzzle of the Anasazi cliff dwellings and towers of Hovenweep to the tale of Buffalo Bill's questioned gravesite, from UFO sightings  to rumors of buried treasure, Mysteries and Legends of Colorado examines a fascinating array of puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and  tragic crimes  in the often troubled (but always compelling ) history of the Centennial State.

Synopsis:

From the puzzle of the Anasazi cliff dwellings and towers of Hovenweep to the tale of Buffalo Bill's questioned gravesite, from UFO sightings to rumors of buried treasure, "Mysteries and Legends of Colorado" examines a fascinating array of puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and tragic crimes in the often troubled (but always compelling!) history of the Centennial State.

About the Author

Jan Murphy is a lifelong enthusiast of all things Colorado, having attended the University of Colorado in Boulder and taught Colorado history at Lockheed Martin Astronautic's Evening Institute. She lives in Lakewood, Colorado.

Table of Contents

(1) Mystery of the Anasazi at Mesa Verde (2) Myth of P. T. Barnum in Colorado (3) Mystery of the Reynolds Treasure (4) Myth of Buffalo Bill Tales (5) Mystery of the Murder of JonBenet Ramsey (6) Myth of Colorado Weather (7) Mystery of the Idledale Samovar (8) Myths of Longs Peak, Pikes Peak and Greeley (9) Mystery of Baby Doe Tabor (10) Myth of the Coors TV ads: "somewhere near Golden" (11) Mystery of Denver's First National Bank Robbery (12) Mystery of the 7 Keys Bald Pate Hotel

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762743186
Author:
Murphy, Jan
Publisher:
Falcon Press Publishing
Author:
Murphy, Jan Elizabeth
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Unexplained Phenomena
Subject:
Colorado
Subject:
Colorado History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Myths and Mysteries Series
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w historical photos
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Myths and Mysteries of Colorado examines true stories about the puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and famous legends from throughout Colorado's history.

"Synopsis" by , From the puzzle of the Anasazi cliff dwellings and towers of Hovenweep to the tale of Buffalo Bill's questioned gravesite, from UFO sightings  to rumors of buried treasure, Mysteries and Legends of Colorado examines a fascinating array of puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and  tragic crimes  in the often troubled (but always compelling ) history of the Centennial State.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the puzzle of the Anasazi cliff dwellings and towers of Hovenweep to the tale of Buffalo Bill's questioned gravesite, from UFO sightings to rumors of buried treasure, "Mysteries and Legends of Colorado" examines a fascinating array of puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and tragic crimes in the often troubled (but always compelling!) history of the Centennial State.

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