Cotopaxi, Colorado: Russian Jewish Colony
The History of Emanuel H. Saltiel in Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi was Saltiel's town.
Here is an amazing document.
The Colorado State Business Directory 1882
Town in Fremont County, on Denver & Rio Grande R.
R. 32 miles west of Canon City. Shipping point for Wet
Mountain Valley Region. Population, 200. Daily mails.
Telegraph. Distances: To Silver Cliff (road), 28 miles; Den
Note: the 193 miles is via train - east to Pueblo, about 75 miles, then north to Denver for the rest.
Ed Grimes would have likely walked a shorter route cutting across from Canon City to Colo. Springs.
Cotopaxi Business Directory.
Bardin, Jos., justice of peace, notary, etc.
Beckwith & Co., stock growers
Cotopaxi Hotel, E. S. Hart, propr.
Cotopaxi Mining Company.
Cotopaxi Town Company, E.H. Saltiel, president.
Hart, E.S., general mdse.
Hoffman, A., general mdse.
Mitcher, T. R. & Bro., stock growers.
Myers, G. W., Constable.
Rossiter, T. F., postmaster and station agent.
Saltiel, E. H., mining contractor
The Cotopaxi Town Company is advertised with E. H. Saltiel listed as the
President and General Manager. "Town Lots for Sale."
Perhaps Saltiel was looking for ways to increase the population of Cotopaxi and make "his" town boom. The more people, the more lots he could sell.
What were his "Special inducements to parties who desire to locate and build." ?
Did he offer them work in his mining promotions in trade for land?
Notes of interest:
There was a Justice of Peace. Jos. Bardin.
The Beckwith Ranch was in operation.
E.S. Hart had a store and a Hotel.
There was another store - A. Hoffman.
The Post Master was T.F.Rossiter.
George W. Meyers was the constable of this newly forming town, Cotopaxi.
He was the law enforcement of Cotopaxi.
Was George. W. Meyers hired by E. S. Saltiel?
It seems likely, as Saltiel did own the town.
Why? Possibly because Cotopaxi was a rough little place in 1882.
To get rid of Gold Tom?
ONE THING IS CERTAIN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES!
but - Note that Meyers was ALSO was on the lien against Saltiel!
Please do not be upset with Saltiel.
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