Notorious Telluride: Tales from San Miguel County | Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library http://coloradowest.staging.auraria.edu/book-review/notorious-telluride-tales-san-miguel-county[12/8/2015 11:42:46 AM] Auraria Library 303-556-4587 1100 Lawrence Street Denver, Colorado 80204 In the News Partners & Donations About Us Contact Us Home Notorious Telluride: Tales from San Miguel CountyNotorious Telluride: Tales from San Miguel CountySubmitted by jainlayconley on 4-5-2011 07:29 PMAuthor: Carol Turner Publishing: The History Press, 2010. Black and white photos, notes, bibliography. 128 pages. 6 x 9. $19.99. Paperback. Reviewer: Duane A. Smith Reviewer Affiliation: Fort Lewis CollegeDurango, Colorado Colorado native Carol Turner has uncovered and researched sixteen stories about Telluride and San Miguel County, which actually range beyond the county in their coverage. They present a wide loop of topics from missing people, to crime and labor strife. Well-known individuals, such as Bob Meldrum and Marshal Jim Clark, appear as do not so well known folks as Martin Gabritsch, who liked diamonds, and embezzler Peter Lilley. Notorious Telluride offers a readable light evenings entertainment. Turner explained her purpose in writing this short volume: These are the stories of those regular folks, primarily as recordedand sometimes embellishedby the newspapers of the day. In her terms, this means thieves, con artists, killers, sporting women, and others of the like. With that in mind, the book has limited use. There is no index or a map, which would certainly help those unfamiliar with the area. Nor was her research very broad or deep, as the fairly shallow bibliography attests. All in all, it is entertaining, but not particularly noteworthy as a history of one of the significant times and regions of southwestern Colorado. Reviewer Info: Duane A. Smith is a professor of history at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, where he has taught Colorado history since 1964. Known as The Sage of the San Juan, Smith has authored more than fifty books and innumerable articles. Smith received his BA, MA, and PhD degrees from the University of Colorado. Add new comment EXPLORE BY MEDIABook Reviews Photographs Video Biographies New Publications Resource Guides County Newspaper HistoriesEXPLORE BY TOPICLand & Natural Resources Government & Law Agriculture Mining Commerce & Industry Transportation People & Places Communication Healthcare & Medicine Education & Libraries Cultural Communities Recreation & Entertainment Tourism ReligionEXPLORE BY CULTUREHispanic Native AmericanWe were most agreeably surprised to find him a polished gentleman. Description of James P. Beckwourth, African American mountain man, fur trader and explorer.