The author of The Haunted Heart of Denver goes beyond the city limits to investigate the supernatural surroundings of Colorado’s capital. In Denver, the spirits aren’t just penned to the city center. No, even the suburbs and outlying cities have the kind of history that could give quite a fright to the unsuspecting. Folks might be surprised to learn that a house in northwest Denver comes fully equipped with a basement theater—and spectral performers as well—and former phantom residents still roam their old homestead in what is now an Adams County open space. From Westminster’s Bowles House Museum, where even the ghosts were involved in renovations, to Littleton’s Melting Pot restaurant, a former Carnegie library that offers diners a side of the supernatural, accidental ghost hunter Kevin Pharris explores further tales of supernatural haunts and unexplained phenomena surrounding the Mile High City. Includes photos!
In Denver, the spirits aren't just penned to the city center. No, even the suburbs and outlying cities have the kind of history that could give quite a fright to the unsuspecting. Folks might be surprised to learn that a house in northwest Denver comes fully equipped with a basement theater—and spectral performers as well—and former phantom residents still roam their old homestead in what is now an Adams County open space. From Westminster's Bowles House Museum, where even the ghosts were involved in renovations, to Littleton's Melting Pot restaurant, a former Carnegie library that offers diners a side of the supernatural, accidental ghost hunter Kevin Pharris explores further tales of supernatural haunts and unexplained phenomena surrounding the Mile-High City.
Explore various locations throughout the United States known to be haunted. Find out about the paranormal activity at these locations along with the history behind them. From Abraham Lincoln's Phantom Train to the Gettysburg Battlefield, down to New Orleans and over to Tombstone, explore these sites and much more! Enjoy this trip around some of the hauntings America has to offer
In the 1800s, the great and uncharted American West promised a glimmer of hope to poor folks east of the Mississippi River in need of new adventure and new life. Wagon trains traveled the renowned Oregon and Mormon Trails, their paths often paved with the graves of courageous men and women who dreamt of gold and the promise of prosperity. John McCrumb takes his family on one such dangerous trek, in including his beloved wife, Sarah, their two beautiful daughters, Lucy and Amy, and their two adventurous sons, Jerald and Jacky. A ragtag group of extras tags along on their journey, including some cowpokes from Tennessee, a blind girl, and a giant mountain man, each answering the call for an alluring life out west. Despite Sarahs deteriorating health, John presses on toward their goal. They must survive a buffalo stampede, an angry grizzly, and even kidnapping by Ute Indians before reaching their final destination. The Wild West is a beautiful, untamed place, but Sarahs unshaking faith in God leads them ever closer to their goal. Even tragedy will not stop these pioneers, inspired by the American dream of freedom and greatness.
History of the city of Denver, Arapahoe County, and Colorado. Сontaining a history of the state of Colorado, a condensed sketch of Arapahoe County , a history of the city of Denver, biographical sketches.
Brewed in 1859 near what is now the heart of downtown, Denver's first beer quenched the thirst of fortune hunters following the gold rush. It lubricated the city's transformation from Wild West town to the Queen City of the Plains until Prohibition brought a sudden end to the brewing culture. By 1979, only the famed Coors brewery remained. But then something frothy happened. Brian Dunn, John Hickenlooper and many others began satiating locals with liquid gold. The craft beer movement blossomed. Now well over seventy breweries strong, it is filled with the same pioneering spirit and irrepressible optimism that the miners embodied. Journalist and author Jonathan Shikes captures the Mile High City's sudsy stories from then until now.
A Haunted History of Denver s Croke Patterson Mansion
Step into this nineteenth-century Colorado landmark and discover its paranormal history . . . photos included! An ominous air hangs about Capitol Hill’s historic Croke-Patterson Mansion. Rumors of spirits and strange events have cast a shadow across its elegant Gilded Age facade. The lonely halls are haunted with stories of a doctor’s wife who committed suicide and the ghostly figure of a young woman who appears to visitors. Tenants of the building have also claimed to hear the cries of children, and dark specters in the basement prevent even the hardiest souls from staying for too long. In this fascinating book, authors Ann Alexander Leggett and Jordan Alexander Leggett explore the mysteries that have plagued this Denver mansion for over a century.
Representations of southern poor whites have long shifted between romanticization and demonization. At worst, poor southern whites are aligned with racism, bigotry, and right-wing extremism, and, at best, regarded as the passive victims of wider, socioeconomic policies. In Poverty Politics: Poor Whites in Contemporary Southern Writing, author Sarah Robertson pushes beyond these stereotypes and explores the impact of neoliberalism and welfare reform on depictions of poverty. Robertson examines representations of southern poor whites across various types of literature, including travel writing, photo-narratives, life-writing, and eco-literature, and reveals a common interest in communitarianism that crosses the boundaries of the US South and regionalism, moving past ideas about the culture of poverty to examine the economics of poverty. Included are critical examinations of the writings of southern writers such as Dorothy Allison, Rick Bragg, Barbara Kingsolver, Tim McLaurin, Toni Morrison, and Ann Pancake. Poverty Politics includes critical engagement with identity politics as well as reflections on issues including Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 financial crisis, and mountaintop removal. Robertson interrogates the presumed opposition between the Global North and the Global South and engages with microregions through case studies on Appalachian photo-narratives and eco-literature. Importantly, she focuses not merely on representations of southern poor whites, but also on writing that calls for alternative ways of reconceptualizing not just the poor, but societal measures of time, value, and worth.