This is a self-published piece on the early history of southwestern Jefferson County. It was first published in 1978 and reprinted in 1985 by Margaret V. Bentley, who was a member of the Jefferson County Historical Society. Ms. Bentley acknowledged the help of Connie Fahnestock, Sandy Crane and Mary Helen Crain with research information. The book has information concerning some 24 families living near what is now known as Aspen Park, Conifer, South Turkey Creek, Pleasant Park, Pine Grove, Buffalo Creek and various ranches in these areas. The chapters are organized by family or ranch name. There are wonderful photos included in the book, which acknowledge Jefferson County Historical Society photo collection as a primary source; and an informative map at the beginning of the book. Ms. Bentley has an extensive notes section and index, which is a to her credit as a researcher. Included in Ms. Bentley's chapter on the Meyer's ranch is the following quote, which should peak reader's interests in this book. "The earliest history of the ranch which Meyers' possess is a hand written note from the past: 'Sioux Indians attacked McIntyre's neighbors, burned the cabins and scalped the people..." Shipping weight 1.8 lbs.
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