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Fort Vasquez

Fort Vasquez, along a north fork of the Santa Fe Trail, was known for its trade in buffalo hides. Continue reading

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Mountain Men

Mountain men were NOT generally bearded, antisocial, leather-wearing bumpkins in fur hats. Quite the contrary. Continue reading

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Boot Hill, Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday

Men often “died with their boots on”, which could be a compliment meaning that they died fighting rather than not; however, it also meant not living to old age. Continue reading

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B-17 Flying Fortresses and December 7, 1941

The B-17s were coming in unarmed and low on fuel, which, as expressed by the one pilot in the Tora! Tora! Tora! movie, is not such a great way to fly into a war. Continue reading

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George Armstrong Custer

“Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.” For Custer, most of the time it worked, except for his last major engagement at Little Big Horn. Continue reading

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Lowry AFB Commemorative

Lowry AFB was the original location of the Air Force Academy. Continue reading

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What was Gallipoli?

Gallipoli was a failure of WWI that bred successes in WWII. Continue reading

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Janitor work in mining saloons paid gold

Saloon keepers in mining camps kept gold dust from littering the floor. Continue reading

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Telluride ski history

Back when snow was snow, when skis were skis, when ski jumping badly might mean a close encounter with barbed wire…there was Telluride! Continue reading

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Benny Havens Oh

Poe didn’t like the Army much and the Army didn’t like him much. But it is said that he did like Benny Havens. Continue reading

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