Notorious Jefferson County: Frontier Murder & Mayhem

Notorious Jefferson County Frontier Murder Mayhem Before the Colorado Territory this land was Jefferson Territory Made up mostly of ranching and farming communities early Jefferson County was the kind of place where only the stouthearted and downri

  • Title: Notorious Jefferson County: Frontier Murder & Mayhem
  • Author: Carol Turner
  • ISBN: 9781596299542
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • Before the Colorado Territory, this land was Jefferson Territory Made up mostly of ranching and farming communities, early Jefferson County was the kind of place where only the stouthearted and downright crazy could survive And with any settlement comes violence It s true that Hollywood has embellished the history of the Wild West, but that doesn t mean it wasn t trulyBefore the Colorado Territory, this land was Jefferson Territory Made up mostly of ranching and farming communities, early Jefferson County was the kind of place where only the stouthearted and downright crazy could survive And with any settlement comes violence It s true that Hollywood has embellished the history of the Wild West, but that doesn t mean it wasn t truly wild From the psychic Italian mother who lured an elderly woman to her death to the violent end of the McQueary Shaffer feud in the upper Platte region, local historian Carol Turner s Notorious Jefferson County offers readers a peek into some of the area s most famous and infamous murder cases of the frontier era.

    One thought on “Notorious Jefferson County: Frontier Murder & Mayhem”

    1. I picked this up at Costco on a shopping spree (as if Costco is anything but a spree, but I digress). I initially was interested in reading about a murder that took place on North Table Mountain. I run up there on occasion and get the chills at an intersection of two of the road/trails they have on top. I talked with my wife about this after she ran up there the first time and she was really spooked as well. She felt as if there was someone around, but she was all alone. So I was disappointed to [...]

    2. As stated in the title, this is a collection of murder tales, seemingly well-researched. I scanned the 21 crimes included in the book (looking for familiar names) and was reminded how senseless vicious crimes often are. I was looking for information about a particular crime that wasn't mentioned in the book. An index would have been helpful.

    3. Well researched and interesting account of the history of crooks of the 1800's and early 1900's of the county I live in, a good read

    4. Great read! loved reading about stuff that happened around the area I live and work. writing was good too, not like some other books like this i've read.

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