Latest News – August 23
New Indy Pass Book, Author In Town Next Saturday
Independence Pass – there’s not another like it! In his new book, High Road to Aspen, Paul Anderson tells the fascinating story of Independence Pass, one of the most spectacular in North America. He relates how the Pass became the main route to Aspen in the early 1880s as men, materials and money poured in from the booming metropolis of Leadville. Many of their adventures, tales and sagas are published here for the first time.
Next Saturday, August 27 the public is invited to a reception in honor of the new book on the lawn of the Healy House Museum. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and visit with High Road to Aspen author Paul Anderson, the book’s photographer David Hiser, and designer Curt Carpenter.
Hiser is a renowned National Geographic photographer and has recorded Independence Pass in his breath-taking photographs, capturing the magnificent beauty of the Sawatch Range, and documenting the historical importance and ecological changes that have occurred. He has created a lasting memory of this beautiful corridor.
The evening will kick off with a reception at the Healy House and continue with a presentation and book signing at the AMAX Room at the Lake County Public Library. Here’s the timeline:
- 5 – 6 pm: Reception at Healy House Museum, 912 Harrison Ave., Leadville.
- 6 – 7 pm: Presentation and Book Signing at the AMAX Room, Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave., Leadville
- Reservations are suggested; Call 719-486-0487.
Free Download from Leadville Author – TODAY!
In other local literary news, Leadville author Carol Bellhouse is offering a FREE download of her latest book TODAY (August 23,2014). Bellhouse’s “Cloud Shadow: Mountain Poetry and Photography,” is a collection of “Intensely intimate verse about a life in the Rockies, Cloud Shadow explores the aftermath of a lover’s death. Lost and lovely, joyous and angry, this is poetry at its most passionate and powerful.”
Described as “half Mary Poppins and half Tasmanian Devil,” Bellhouse is an attorney and writer hailing from Leadville, Colorado. According to her website, “Her life has never been boring.”