Welcome to the companion history blog for the book, Beyond the Land of Gold: The Life & Times of Perry A. Burgess. The blog will include interesting facts and images relating to the Burgess story and publishing news. Perry's path in life crossed some of the most interesting characters of the American West. The Burgess family were pioneers of Missouri, Colorado, Utah and Montana, and played major roles in the early development of communities like Boulder and Steamboat Springs. Through a series of blog posts, we will profile several of Perry's early business partners found in his diaries and other writings. Look for the series Glimpses into Yampa Valley's Past by Routt County historian/story teller David Moran. CLICK on headings or 'more' to expand each entry.

Pearl Street: Boulder Colorado's Heart

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Boulder, Colorado, is one of the most beautiful cities in America today. It has been rated the nation's Best Town for Startups by BusinessWeek (2010); fourth-best city to live in for the next decade by Kiplinger (2010); America's Foodiest Town by Bon Appetit (2010); Healthiest, Happiest City in the U.S. by a 2010 Gallup Poll; Most Educated City by (2010)…the list goes on and on. Read More

Who Was Andrew J. Macky?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It would be easier to say who Andrew Joseph Macky wasn't. He wasn't a slacker. He wasn't a miser. And he wasn't a simpleton. A native of New York, A.J. Macky was a self-made man whose fortune was earned through hard work and keen business acumen. Macky could see the future in places others weren't even looking, and he created opportunity everywhere he went. Macky was born in 1834 and journeyed by ox team to Colorado in 1859. Read More