Randi Samuelson-Brown

Randi Samuelson-Brown

Unflinching History and Historical Fiction

Upcoming Publications

Release date: May 1, 2020

Blog Posts and Musings

Interview and Chapter excerpt by the Colorado Sun/Sunlit
https://coloradosun.com/2019/03/01/randi-samuelson-brown-beaten-territory-interview/ Of course, I'm delighted!!
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Travel Article in Atlas Obscura – Anschutz Museum of Western Art
Colorado Places to Visit I love Atlas Obscura - a great resource of the off-beat, uncanny and downright interesting places around the world. They started...
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THE BEATEN TERRITORY Book Review – Colorado book Review
The BEATEN TERRITORY - 4.5 out of 5 stars! Thank you to the Colorado Book Review! Am delighted with this first published book review! https://coloradobookreview.com/tag/denver-history  ...
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Updated Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction Lists
I was dismayed to find that there weren't ay reading lists on the web that consolidated (distilled?) into reading lists that were of interest to someone researching vice in the old west. As far as the fiction entries go - I was looking for frontier fiction that was well-written.
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Autumn and Halloween 2018- Old West Travels

Click the link below for a TRUE (!) ghostly experience that just happened in Leadville!

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Leadville Cemetery road – paupers section

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Sunken graves – paupers area

Pictures of the eerie Leadville Cemetery – taken September 20, 2018



Laramie Wyoming, May 2018

No trip to Laramie, Wyoming is complete without a visit to the Territorial Prison Museum. I had passed it numerous times, and finally stopped! It is a large complex with various buildings. Of most interest was the notion that incarceration for life did not exist. Food was scarce and hard to come by in the 1800’s. Everything had to be grown or slaughtered or purchased. Feeding criminals for years-on-end did not match the mores of the time. Even murderers were only held for a few years.


Interior of the Wyoming Territory Penitentiary Museum

Book Stores Brothels
The fabulous Second Story Bookstore used to be a brothel!

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Exterior of the Wyoming Territory Penitentiary Museum

Wyoming Transportation Jail Wagon
Paddy Wagon or Jail Wagon