Land of Tall Grass is a creative non-fiction book that covers the history of Piceance
Creek from approx. 1880 to 1930. This title was chosen because Piceance is a Ute Indian
word that translates to 'land of tall grass', and that tall grass was the key
to Piceance Creek's existence. Piceance had none of riches that could be found
in the nearby Rocky Mountains. It had no gold or silver and very little water.
This area was originally home to the Ute Indians, and it wasn't until they were forced
to leave that pioneers discovered the land offered something even better then gold.
It was quickly discovered that the tall grass was perfect for raising cattle.
Within two decades of the Utes relocation,
90 homestead claims were filed on Piceance Creek.
Land of Tall Grass is a collection of first hand stories of the colorful pioneers
who went there to start a new life by claiming the land as their own.
Stories about "What a Cowboy Needs", "Readin, Riting, Rithmatic",
"Mermaids on Horseback" and many more.
Books are now available directly through the author for $19.95 each plus $4.95 for s/h.
Orders of five or more books are eligible for discounts.