Colorado’s First Christmas

Sidebar by Zebulon M. Pike

History – December 2006 – Colorado Central Magazine

“It being stormy weather and having meat to dry, I concluded to lie by this day. Here I must take the liberty of observing that, in this situation, the hardships and privations we underwent were on this day brought more fully to our mind, having been accustomed to some degree of relaxation, and extra enjoyments.

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