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Fetterman’s Last Ride, Part II

By RICH GRANT The Battle for the Bloody Bozeman Trail In 1866, gold was discovered in Montana, and it was almost a replica of what had happened in Colorado. The main trails west bypassed and went far south of Montana, so a scout named John Bozeman laid out a new diagonal trail northwest across Wyoming for the dozens of wagon

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Taking the Rail Runner Express with the Harvey Girls

By RICH GRANT You can say one thing about the Rail Runner Express: No other train sounds like it. This unusual 96-mile-long railroad runs only between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The trains are sleek-looking silver diesel engines with comfortable double-decker cars. There is a bright red roadrunner (New Mexico’s state bird) painted on the side and the cars

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Smoke, Steel and Fire

By RICH GRANT There is no sound quite like a steam whistle echoing off a mountain, as plumes of black smoke rise in the air, the steel wheels screech around a bend, and ahead is the chug, chug, chug of a massive steam locomotive straining up a four percent grade. Riding outdoors in a gondola car with the big skies

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Nine Colorful Characters Who Made History in Estes Park

By RICH GRANT The little resort village of Estes Park sits at the edge of Colorado’s No. 1 attraction – Rocky Mountain National Park – nestled in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. Surrounded by snowcapped peaks with vistas in every direction, this small town has been attracting visitors for more than 150 years. World famous artists, best-selling novelists,

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