Monday, January 25, 2010

Location, Location, Location

Ideas are easy to come by, but it's the location that needs research as well. I've come up with an idea for a western series that will be set in a small community. I knew I wanted to explore perhaps some ranching aspects and I'd set one in Wyoming. So in playing real estate agent, I came across the little town of Evergreen, Colorado. Let me tell you a bit about this Gem of the West.

Evergreen, Colorado sits just a bit south and west of Denver. The original inhabitants were the Ute and the Arapaho. The abundance of timber and mining opportunities drew others. When the 1859 gold rush began the small community grew.

Evergreen was in some aspects very progressive, their physician was a woman named Dr. Josephine Williams who moved to the community with her widowed mother and began practicing. I'm sure the trappers and loggers enjoyed the gentle touch of a woman.
Other communities are nearby like Golden where Buffalo Bill is buried. Wonderful names like Lariat Trail, Deadman's Gulch, and Lookout Mountain.

Evergreen and Golden Colorado are definitely on my bucket list of places to visit. Check out the link at.


Kaye Manro said...

Great settings for stories, Nancy! Yours especially. You are so good at writing cowboys and westerns. Thanks for sharing the link.

Obe said...

You're welcome, Kaye. There must be a brave new world we could find for you. NASA has to have pictures somewhere. :o)

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