Middle Park is the area where Grand County was formed.  It got its name from the Colorado River which was called the Grand River along the section in Middle Park.  I will use these pages as a place to gather stories and accounts of the people and places of the Middle Park area, which later became Grand County.  These accounts are only part of the events that shaped the history of this county.  Every person who came here and every event, important or not, added to the whole.  By reading these stories, the histories found on the Towns page and the Biographies page (not up yet) you will get a better view of the people in Grand County.  If you have any stories, town histories, or biographies to add, please do.  Help make these pages more rounded.  So enjoy and browse around.

Please select your desired story:

Doc Susie

The Shooting

Life at West Portal, Colorado

Interesting Facts:

  • Grand Lake was named Spirit Lake by the Ute Indians.  They believed the lake's cold waters to be the dwelling place of departed souls and would avoided it.


Colorado footer


"If you teach them where they come from,

they won't need as much help finding where they are going!"

               Cordelia Carothers " Aunt Dee" Geoghegan (1894-1987)


This page was last updated: Monday, 16-May-2011 23:02:00 MDT

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