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Tales from the Trappers' Trail

By: Avery, Kay Beth Faris
Price: $18.95

Western Reflections Publishing Company, Lake City, Colorado. Interesting, enjoyable and historically accurate – Tales from the Trappers’ Trail features nine captivating stories that provide readers a lively, yet thorough history of early trade routes and cultural changes that shaped northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. From Spanish conquistadors to Zebulon Pike, from the Mexican-American War to the Sand Creek Massacre--this collection of narratives shares a unique perspective of the past, with all it accompanying hardships, atrocities, and attitudes of the day. The appeal of Kay Beth Faris Avery's factually-based work lies in the truth and accuracy of her well-researched and footnoted, time-worthy tales of personal interaction and recognizable events. Paperback, 340 pages.