Frontier Colorado Gunfights

A century ago, disputes in Colorado were often settled with a six-shooter or a rifle. Often the judicial system was weak or unorganized. Some criminals got away. In these 31 true stories of frontier Colorado gunfights, the reader will sense the state’s struggle to emerge from bouts of violence into a civilized society. Author Kenneth Jessen includes some of the West’s most notorious characters such as Doc Holliday, gunfighter Clay Allison, ruthless Bob Meldrum and Bob Ford, the man who killed Jesse James.