Book Release for
"Old Boston as Wild as they Come"
by Kent Brooks
May 23, 2018:
Kent Brooks will be in Springfield Colorado in June with copies of his book prior to the July 2 Amazon release date. If you are there and want to wait you will actually be able to get yours earlier than the Amazon release date.
The first official book signing will be in August at the fair in Springfield Colorado.
About the book: "Old Boston, as wild as they come."
Sometimes lost stories are the best stories. Hidden in the archives of a small town museum this story provides insight into the 1886-1889 boomtown era of Southeast Colorado and in particular a town called Boston Colorado. Boston was the second of seventeen towns which were started during this town building era of the late 1880’s.
On November 16, 1886, four members of the Boston Town Company stopped on the Southeast Colorado plains to stake out and establish Boston, Colorado. Frontier newspaperman Sam Konkel joined the town company and promoted Boston as The Utopian City of the Plains.
Built to catch the railroad and become the county seat of a new Colorado county, Boston became one of the rowdiest towns on the American frontier. The April 1889 siege of Boston was the end of the Colorado Boomtown era and the old west town which was, As Wild As They Come.
About the Author
Kent Brooks has worked in higher education managing Information Technology and Distance Learning departments for colleges in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Wyoming for more than 20 years. Growing up he listened to southeast Colorado stories about broomcorn, the dust bowl, and cowboys of the large cattle companies. He is a long time blogger on various technology topics for his own blog KentBrooks.com. He finally decided to start writing down some of the stories he heard growing up. Many of those are located at lonesomeprairie.com and Bacacountyhistory.com which covers historical topics about Baca County Colorado, the most southeast county in Colorado. He currently lives & works in Casper, Wyoming.
More Baca County History at Kent Brooks Blog: http://bacacountyhistory.com