In presenting this
narrative to the public, its object will be to furnish a true history of
some of the incidents of the early settlement of the West, and especially
Being intimately acquainted with parties cognizant of
the facts related, we feel certain of the literal truths of the statements
contained in this book.
There have been so many publications put
upon the market purporting to be true history of frontier life, that
utterly fail to convey the faintest idea of the real facts, that this work
It is impossible for the rising generations to
conceive but a remote idea of the privations and dangers from hostile
Indians that the pioneers endured in the early settlement of the West.
This work will give an insight into the lives of some of the early
settlers who endured the hardships and privations that they underwent for
the sake of paving the way to our present civilization, where towns,
cities and railroads have sprung into existence as if by magic.
Source: True History of some of the Pioneers of Colorado, by Miss
Luella Shaw, Press of Carson Harper Co, Denver, Colorado, 1909
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