Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Treasure Discovered in 'Colorado As I Saw It' Book


My parents, who live in North Carolina, visited me and my family last week. While they were here, I mentioned I would love to have a copy of Colorado As I Saw It by Harry Epperson. Dad looked it up on-line and found it at Old West Books and ordered it for me. This wonderful gift arrived today in perfect condition, making me very happy. But then I opened the cover and discovered 27 newspaper clippings from newspapers dated in the 1940's to the 1960's! The clippings are all related to the stories in the book, which was published in 1943. There are also obituaries for Harry Epperson (the author) and Thomas McQuaid. McQuaid told some stories in the book related to Ed Watkins. Amazing!



Click on the picture for a closer look at the newspaper clippings.



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a treasure!
Dianna

Brett Payne said...

You are indeed lucky - it's been Grangerized.

Regards, Brett

~Cheryl said...

Outstanding! Gayle, you were meant to have this book and its treasures!

Gayle Gresham said...

Grangerized. I love it!

Christie Wright said...

Hi Gayle - I wish I could have been at your talk! What a find this Epperson book is and that's wonderful all the clippings were also in there. It truly was meant to be. I will copy the article from the Mulock file at the Archives soon and get it to you. Enjoy the weekend from Christie

Heidiwriter said...

Whoa! Kismet!! What a find indeed!

ME said...

What an Awesome gift! Thanks for sharing the clippings. I find the history wonderfully refreshing. I do hope to visit Colorado one day, and soon!

Sue said...

What a wonderful "unexpected" treasure! I know you were so thrilled!!

Douglas Epperson said...

What a surprise for me to read this. My grandfather is Harry A. Epperson. Harry C. Epperson is my father. I have read the book often. I had no idea the the book has survived and has been of interest to the others.

arry A. Epperson is my grandfather author

Gayle Gresham said...

Douglas Epperson, I am so glad you commented. This book is such a treasure. And it's the book many of the other local history books have based their history on. Will you please e-mail me at gaylegresham@gmail.com By the way, I visited the Mulock Ranch today, with stories from Colorado As I Saw It running through my mind the whole time.