Spurred West with Ian Neligh
Just how wild was the Wild West—and what’s left of it? A time of legend, adventure, and unspeakable tragedy, America’s Western frontier in the latter half of the nineteenth century helped forge the United States into the country it would become and left an enduring legacy for its people. By the author of Gold! Madness, Murder, and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies, Spurred West reveals the unusual history behind Colorado’s birth and the cultural formation of the Wild West of the Rocky Mountains.
Written with historical accuracy and research in a compelling, gripping voice, this book examines Colorado’s state heritage while telling colorful stories of historic and modern-day figures, from the bondsmen and gunslingers of old to the buffalo wranglers today. Discover the incredible stories of America’s Wild West and the lasting spirit it has emboldened to carry in Colorado still to this day.
Ian Neligh is an award-winning journalist and reporter. He is the author of Gold! Madness, Murder, and Mayhem in the Colorado Rockies and the editor of the Clear Creek Courant newspaper. Neligh has reported on the many fascinating stories and characters in the Colorado mountains and is personally acquainted with cowboys, ranchers, bullfighters, and treasure hunters. He currently lives in a small town near South Park, Colorado.