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TRAIN OF THOUGHT

BOB'S PICK
OF THE WEEK

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  Written by a Denver newspaperman in the 1960s, this is the only book I found about trapper and guide Antoine Leroux. But there are several different history articles about him, and he is mentioned in a number of contemporary journals about expeditions in the West. Two of the most important are Lt. E.G. Beckwith's journal of the 1853 Gunnison Expedition, and Capt. Philip St. George Cooke's report of the 1846 Mormon Battalion expedition. Leroux served as a guide for both of these military endeavors, and for perhaps a dozen more.

ABOUT ME

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I retired as editorial page editor of The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Colorado in 2014. Since then, I've continued to write a twice-a-month history column for the Sentinel, while seizing every opportunity I can, with my wife Judy or my horses, to enjoy the beautiful outdoors of the Colorado Plateau.

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