Father Dyer lost a son in the Lake County War

Sidebar by Ed Quillen

Father Dyer – August 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

Elias F. Dyer, 39 years old in 1875, was a son of the Rev. John L. Dyer. Elias was also the probate judge for Lake County, and he was murdered in his own courtroom at the county seat in Granite. Elias Dyer’s murder was part of a general conflict known as the Lake County War, and though many suspects have been named over the years, the case remains unsolved.

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