Glade Park & Pinon Mesa Library
Local History by Local Writers!
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Just when we thought the shoot-outs
were in the distant past!
Footprints in the Trail, Will Minor, Sage Books, 1950 (out of print) Will Minor worked as a sheepherder on Pinon Mesa, so had plenty of time to observe the flora and fauna, which he describes in intimate detail. Although he claimed to not be a naturalist due to lack of formal education, he was a natural at being a naturalist. Excerpt: The Year on Pinon Mesa
A Classic Western Quarrel: A History of the Road Controversy at Colorado National Monument.
By Lisa Schoch-Roberts
This colorful history was written by Lisa Schoch-Roberts as her Master's thesis. It details the interaction between Glade Park and the Colorado National Monument. From the eccentric obsession of John Otto, to cattle drives and court battles, it is a good read.
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The Beautiful Gnat by "Rambler"(M.E. "Monte" Moreland)
*My grandfather Bob changed his last name from Moreland to Moorland after a dispute with his father, Newt Moreland. Newt drove Bob and his family off of his homestead at Moreland canyon in a spray of bullets – I will tell you that story sometime.
Links to some good readin'
Glade Park Mercantile:
Do you like reading about the Glade Park/Pinon Mesa area, or even the Western Slope? You can buy copies of books mentioned in the Glade Park library in the Glade Park Mercantile! Maybe you have some of these books lying around and would like to sell them. Also do it here!