Jane E. Norris

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Written in Water · The Life of Benjamin Harrison Eaton
By Jane E. Norris

Much of the nineteenth-century western history comes to life in the retelling of the Benjamin Eaton story. The excitement of the 1859 Gold Rush, the ill-fated Baker expedition into the San Juans, the Civil War of the West at Valverde and Glorietta Pass, the 1864 Indian uprisings along the Platte River Trail, and the valiant struggles of the Union Colonist in 1870 are among the events interwoven in his memorable life.

“The husband and wife team have set down a fast-moving biography about one of Colorado’s most interesting but lesser known governors.”

Liston E. Leyendecker, Colorado Historical Society