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Gray’s book captures history of Haxtun and northeast Colorado PDF Print E-mail
Written by Denny Dressman   
It may seem a bit odd to begin a book review with a reference to the book’s ending, but in this case, Jean Gray’s final passage in “Homesteading Haxtun and the High Plains” captures the power of this fine history of a hearty northeastern Colorado town.

Quoting from Wayne C. Lee’s book, “Scotty Philip: The Man Who Saved The Buffalo,” Gray compares Philip’s observation of the survival instincts of buffalo in a Plains blizzard with the sturdy determination and teamwork of the early settlers who founded Haxtun and surrounding towns:

“That same spirit of ‘standing together’ allowed the pioneers to tame the High Plains, and it still happens in rural areas and small towns across America today.”

A Kansas native who became publisher of Haxtun’s weekly newspaper, The Herald, Gray knows and appreciates the depth of the heritage of Haxtun and small towns all across rural America.

To read more, subscribe to our e-Edition. Call 970-854-2811.



Holyoke Enterprise September 5, 2013