From the Anasazi cliff dwellings to tales of Buffalo Bill's bravado, and from an unsolved bank robbery in Denver to the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado Myths and Legends examines a fascinating array of puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and tragic crimes in the often troubled (but always compelling!) history of the Centennial State. Read about the mysterious French miner-turned-hotelier, the incongruous Great Sand Dunes that stretch for miles at the base of towering snow-capped mountains, and the strange disappearance of an entire ancient civilization.
Jan Murphy grew up in the mountains of Colorado and first attended a two-room schoolhouse in Bear Creek Canyon, then Red Rocks School (with a view of the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre), Bear Creek High School, and the University of Colorado in Boulder. She resides near Denver and has traveled widely throughout the state, has hiked many of its mountain trails, and has taught numerous classes about Colorado.