Grand Junction Rich In Wild West History
I love watching westerns, Gunsmoke, Little House on the Prarie, and Bonanza. I remember those shows from when I was a little kid. If you have HBO, there was a show called Westworld with Anthony Hopkins that was very good. It is a Sci-Fi with a western theme.
It got me thinking what the West was like back in the day, and it started right here in Colorado. Colorado was known for gunslingers, cowboys, and cattle ranchers. It was part of the wild west.
So, I did a little investigating and found out we had some pretty famous outlaws right in Colorado. Mountain Charley was a woman who set out for revenge for the death of her husband. Legend has it she never killed the man that murdered her husband but she did wound him, and he died of Yellow fever.
Butch Cassidy had his first run-in with the law at Telluride, Wyatt Earp spent years roaming through the gold camps in Colorado and Doc Holiday loved spending time in Colorado, it was his home away from home.
Find out what the West was like by taking a tour of the Museum Of Western Colorado. Sit in a real stagecoach see what Grand Junction was like in the early days, with a one-room schoolhouse. The Museum Of Western Colorado is at 2516, 462 Ute Ave, Grand Junction, CO.