Histories & Legends

Welcome to the Rocky Mountains, home of bandits and bounty hunters; trappers and tommyknockers; scouts, searchers and skinwalkers. Within these peaks live the stories of fabled golden cities, long-lost Confederate treasure, a dancehall girl who braved an epidemic, and shape-shifting spirits that haunt the desert, just to name a few. This page is dedicated to these stories


Felipe Espinosa   




Jim Reynolds: Confederate Guerrila


Silverheels: Red Light Lady, Angel of Mercy                 





Colorado’s Trial of the Century       







New Mexico Massacre: The Taos Rebellion




The Pueblo Revolt of 1680: An American ‘Braveheart’




Slavery: Southwestern Style: An Essay




The Trial of Wyatt Earp





The Origin of the Texas Rangers: A Book Review



Charles “Don Carlos” Beaubien: Trapper, Judge, Pioneer




Mystery of the Anasazi




Bad Medicine: A History of Narcotics in Medicine





The Sand Creek Massacre



Check back with rockymountainlegends.com for new, regularly-posted Histories & Legends.

2 Responses to Histories & Legends

  1. Jo Wood says:

    my father told me a story about Bandit Mountain, near Bailey, Colorado. There was a stage hold up, and the perpetrators buried the gold somewhere on Bandit Mountain. They drew a map so they could find it, but by the time they went to pick up the buried gold, there had been a forest fire, and their landmarks were no longer there. As far as he knew the gold was still buried somewhere on Bandit Mountain. (That story was told to me around the summer of 1955.) 12-7-17

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