Mark Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Western Sheriff [Grant County, Colorado, 1925-1944] History ~Russell Gulch ~by Robert K. Peterson


Title: Mark Fletcher: The Life and Times of a Western Sheriff

Author: Robert K. Peterson and Elsie Fletcher Ruske

Description: Limited edition, being copy 73 o 168 copies. Signed by author Robert Peterson on verso of limitation page. Boards in blue-gray buckram, with white lettering and a paste-on portrait photo of Fletcher on the front cover. Near as new. More than 90 illustrations from (mostly) historic photographs, four maps. Index. xviii, 244 pages. Two institutional copies located on OCLC (Library of Congress & Pikes Peak Library District).

A biography and description of the career of Colorado lawman Markes Edmond ''Mark'' Fletcher (1876-1960), the Sheriff of Grand County from 1925 to 1944, a time which included the years of Prohibition. Describes specific criminal cases and the role and experiences of the sheriff during these years. In addition, the Fletcher family story is told, with their arrival in western Colorado in 1884 and their homesteading and ranching at Russell Gulch and elsewhere in the Fraser River Valley. Co-written by Fletcher's daughter Elsie.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fine

Publisher: Published by the Authors
Year: 2002

Keywords: history, Grand County, Colorado, Granby, Kremmling, Tabernash, Hot Sulphur Springs, Fraser, biography, crime, Russell Gulch, Fraser River Valley,

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