Potter, Dennis L.
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Dennis L. Potter Manuscript: The Political Demagogues of Jefferson County, undated
Item — Small collection box 4, Envelope: 2
Abstract From the introduction: While evidence suggests that a large percentage of Pikes Peakers in 1859 were not interested in self government, others felt otherwise. The historiography of the Jefferson Territorial government, 1859-1862, is characterized by the commitment of a few politicians, such as Robert Williamson Steele, Seymour Waggoner and William Larimer. These men were representative of the minority of Pikes Peak imigrants who sought independence from Kansas in order to encourage local...