Tag: early Denver

On the Disloyalty of Elk and Colorado’s Most Glorious Tour Guide, Prairie Dog O’Byrne

One evening in 1893, John O’Byrne sat in the audience of The Hettie Bernard Chase Opera Company’s production of “Alaska” in Streator, Illinois. The stage was strewn with frosty, Arctic…

General Larimer Part Deux: His Private Letters Revealed!

(Continued from part one...) General Larimer’s son, William H. H. Larimer, had been with his father during the founding of Denver. The boy had written of his experiences at the…

Everything I Believed About General Larimer Was Wrong and Here’s Why

My celebrity crush is a man who has been dead for nearly 143 years. But it wasn’t love at first sight. I didn’t get the best first impression of him.…