By Sharon Niederman
Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and experience, those that outline themselves as contributors. not like their husbands and brothers, ladies within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and more desirable upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to put in writing in their studies, delivering them with an inventive outlet and providing those that got here later a special window into the earlier. "A duvet of phrases" gained the Border neighborhood Library organization 1989 Southwest booklet Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural background of the Southwest. It used to be additionally offered the nationwide Federation of Press ladies first prize for background in 1989.
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A close family friend, the archbishop planted two willow trees with his own hands in front of the Spiegelberg home on Palace Avenue. On Passover and Rosh Hoshana, the Jewish New Year, he customarily sent gifts of wine, fruit, and flowers from his own garden, and he often joined the tiny Jewish community in its holiday prayers. Truly a woman of her times, Flora brushed elbows one day with the most famous outlaw of her era. She met Billy the Kid while he was buying a new "cowboy outfit" at the Spiegelberg family store.
We camped that night at Steven's ranch sixty-five miles from Denver. We put our horses in the barn, thinking they would be safe there. We slept in the house. About 12 o'clock we heard a shot and saw a light in the barn. There was much excitement in camp. Our Captain had given orders that anything moving should be shot. The man on guard crawled along and told the Captain something was moving. The Captain raised on his elbows and fired. Something jumped into the air. They found it was an Indian. Upon investigation we found our horses had been stolen.
Afterwards, Steel was shot and killed at Bradford's Corner, now known as Larimer and Sixteenth streets. About the same time a young man named Jim Gordon, who, when under the influence of liquor was very quarrelsome, had killed a young German man. " This angered the Germans and they took it into their own hands and hung Gordon on a Saturday in July, 1860. I saw this man hung. Nine years later I saw a man named Musgrove hung under the Larimer Street bridge. He was a stock thief and general outlaw.
A Quilt of Words: Womens Diaries, Letters, and Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest, 1860-1960 by Sharon Niederman