Crested Butte Historic Character: Captain Jack

Crested Butte Historic Character: Captain Jack

Ellen E. Jack, aka “Captain Jack”, was never one to shy away from adventure. She was always on the lookout for opportunities fostering self-promotion, infused with colorful storytelling. Her journey into Colorado’s Rocky Mountains began when she set off from Denver,...
Oral History: Rudy and Esther Verzuh

Oral History: Rudy and Esther Verzuh

Rudy Verzuh was born in Crested Butte in 1909 and was one of eight kids, Rose, Mary, Mie, Fanny, Emmy, Martin, and Jay. Rudy and his siblings worked chores at their parents’  grocery, which they had bought from Mike Fisher and called Martin Verzuh’s General...
Discovering the Real Al Johnson

Discovering the Real Al Johnson

LOOKING FOR AL – Discovering the Real Al Johnson, the Heroic Mail Carrier, and on at least one Occasion the Female Impersonating, Downhill Champion of the 1880’s -Written by Michael Callihan Google the phrase “Al Johnson Race costumes” and you’ll...