Beyond the Great Divide
Summary: "Abbott Fay, Colorado's noted historian and author of I Never Knew That About Colorado, reveals more unusual facts and stories about the Centennial State - focusing this time on the Western Slope, "beyond the great divide" from eastern Colorado. Here he shares 101 unique stories of places and people during Colorado's early days.
Did you know that:
- Several explorers claimed a wooden sailing ship was found near Red Cliff in 1879 stuck in ice in a cave filled with crystals and gold?
- Delta women went on strike in the 1880's, refusing to cook evening meals until sidewalks were built and streets paved?
- Silverton sprouted the first nationally recognized "cowboy band" in 1885?
- In 1885, elephants pushed a train over Boreas Pass - the worlds highest railroad crossing?
Plus ninety-six other amazing stories . . ."