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Local History Talk: The First Sheriff of El Paso County
June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Local History Talk: Rankin Scott Kelly, the First Sheriff of El Paso County
Rankin Scott Kelly was a man with a dark secret who became the first lawman in the Colorado Territory (Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs and the Ute Pass area). He was quite a character! His career included many gunfights with outlaws, cattle rustlers and assorted trouble-makers.
John Anderson, the 26th sheriff of El Paso County (retired) will give a slide presentation on his predecessor, Rankin Scott Kelly. Anderson is a historian-author, artist and Ted Talk presenter. His book, Rankin Scott Kelly, First Sheriff El Paso County, Colorado Territory 1861-1867, will be available for those interested.
Everyone is welcome!