Shadow Valley Rising Author:Stephen Overholser The church records had been destroyed in a flood in 1965, so no one knew what the cornerstone might contain. There, in a steel strongbox with "Colorado Fuel & Iron" stamped into the lid, wrapped in sheepskin, were the diaries of Ella Mae Campbell. Ella Mae had traveled with her family in a wagon train from the East in 1860 along with Reverend ... more »Peter Howell, who founded the First Brethren Church that same year.
Ella Mae had not made it to Denver City with them. She was taken captive by marauding Indians in an attack on the wagon train. This is the life story of an Indian captive who, when spirited away from her captors, was shunned upon her return.« less