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Pikes Peak or Bust! - Fountain Valley's Forgotten History

"And now you know the rest of the story." - Paul Harvey The initial goal of my research was simple: learn more about the history of the territory between Fountain and Pueblo. But I... — Updated 8/3/2022 Full story

 

Pikes Peak or Bust! Part 5: Flight across the desert

Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary confidant" in his... — Updated 6/7/2022

 
 By Larry Obermesik    News

Pikes Peak or Bust! Part 4: Indian Country

Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold-rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary confidant" in his... — Updated 5/11/2022

 

Pikes Peak or Bust! Part 3: Far From The Civilized World

By Larry Obermesik Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold-rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary... — Updated 4/13/2022

 

Pikes Peak or Bust! Part 2: Weathering the Santa Fe Trail

Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold-rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary confidant" in his... — Updated 3/8/2022

 
 By Larry Obermesik    News

Pikes Peak or Bust! A first-hand account of the Colorado Gold Rush that had never been published before now

Between 1849-65 Daniel Jenks had the forethought to chronicle his gold-rush trials, tribulations and triumphs across the American West. Writing to an "imaginary confidant" in his... — Updated 2/8/2022

 

Taking a break from gold prospecting to go on a "Bar' Hunt"

Editor's note: The following is a taste of a first-hand account of 1800s traveler and prospector Daniel Jenks from the new book "The Lost Gold Rush Journals" by Larry Obermesik of... — Updated 1/12/2022 Full story

 

Gold-Rush San Francisco: A Perfect Sodom

Editor's note: The following is a taste of a first-hand account of 1800s traveler and prospector Daniel Jenks from the new book "The Lost Gold Rush Journals" by Larry Obermesik of... — Updated 1/4/2022

 

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