“Murder in Colorado”: The Death of Dyas Mills

After the death of their father two brothers made the move from Tuscarawas County to the Great Plains. One of those brothers would lose his life at the hands of another man on New Years Eve in a remote town in the middle of the Colorado Territory. Jonathan Winn Mills (1813-1869) was born in VirginiaContinue reading ““Murder in Colorado”: The Death of Dyas Mills”

Isaac K. Lakin: From the Tuscarawas to the Yellowstone

The Yellowstone River with Miles City, Montana in the distance, c. 1881. I always enjoy when I stumble across someone in history who, through a simple mention in a newspaper or other source, captures my interest so much that I want to learn more about them. My search for their life in the historical recordContinue reading “Isaac K. Lakin: From the Tuscarawas to the Yellowstone”