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Glenwood Springs: Women to remember!

As an historical town, Glenwood Springs has many interesting stories to tell. Often we focus on our favorite Wild West Characters such as Diamond Jack and Doc Holliday. With the help of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society we have gathered some interesting biographies of impressive ladies from Glenwood Springs. We will continue to gather stories […]

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The History and Ghost Stories Of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is a quaint little town in the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies, tucked in at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Incorporated in 1885, it’s now home to around 10,000 people and is best known as a historic destination for vacationers who want to enjoy the natural beauty, hot […]

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Defiance: The Real Wild West

Western history is replete with stories of defiance against the norms and laws of civilization. Glenwood Springs has its own story of defiance. In the summer of 1878, prospectors and miners were leaving Leadville, Colorado, to find other sources of silver and gold.  Three of these men, John Blake, W.M. Bell and “Frenchy” Cleiopfar, headed […]