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Gayle Gresham
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Attended Douglas County High School
Lives in Colorado, United States
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Cabin on Alder Creek
John and I returned to Alder after Labor Day and, once again, searched for the Carothers cabin where my Grandpa lived when he was a boy. First, we walked along the beaver ponds and counted at least ten ponds. Riding back down the trail, we stopped on the ea...
John and I returned to Alder after Labor Day and, once again, searched for the Carothers cabin where my Grandpa lived when he was a boy. First, we walked along the beaver ponds and counted at least ten ponds. Riding back down...
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National Day of the Cowboy
Ernest Christison (Drawing by Katy Kinder from a photograph) Today, July 26, is National Day of the Cowboy. I thought it an appropriate time to share this drawing of Ernest Christison with his horse and his dog. He doesn't look like much of an outlaw, does ...
Ernest Christison (Drawing by Katy Kinder from a photograph) Today, July 26, is National Day of the Cowboy. I thought it an appropriate time to share this drawing of Ernest Christison with his horse and his dog. He doesn't lo...
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Past and Present Alder, Colorado
The town of Alder, Colorado along Hwy. 285 viewed from the west In 1926, my great-grandfather, Lewis Christison, moved his family to Alder, Colorado where he worked as a miner and prospector. My Grandpa, Ken Christison, Sr., was nine years old and attended ...
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Freedom in January
Barry Ward recently released his new CD, Lonesome County Road . John and I are especially honored that Barry recorded the song we wrote, "Freedom in January." The song is a little bluegrass number telling the story of Ernest Christison's (my great-great-unc...
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Come listen to the story of Ed Watkins and Ernest Christison in song and storytelling! John, Kate and I will be performing at the Florissant Grange this Saturday, August 16, in this fun showcase/Jam session. We have written five songs that tell the cattle r...
Come listen to the story of Ed Watkins and Ernest Christison in song and storytelling! John, Kate and I will be performing at the Florissant Grange this Saturday, August 16, in this fun showcase/Jam session. We have written f...
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A Sackful of Westerns
Visiting my Grandpa Ken Christison and his wife, Elizabeth, with Katie in Oregon In 1989, I flew with my one-year-old daughter, Katie, to California and Oregon to introduce her to my Dad's family. While Grandpa Christison and I talked, we learned that we bo...
Visiting my Grandpa Ken Christison and his wife, Elizabeth, with Katie in Oregon In 1989, I flew with my one-year-old daughter, Katie, to California and Oregon to introduce her to my Dad's family. While Grandpa Christison and...
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Education
  • Douglas County High School
    1980 - 1983
  • Oklahoma Baptist University
    1983 - 1985
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Introduction
A cattle rustling story in my family history caught my interest when I was young. It led to a love for researching Colorado history and genealogy. Writing a book based on the story became a passion. I started sharing my research adventures in Colorado history and genealogy in speaking engagements and my blogs, Colorado Reflections and Echoes of Elbert County. And nobody was more surprised than I when I began to write songs based on the story.
Work
Occupation
Writer and Speaker, Singer/Songwriter
Employment
  • Self-Employed
    Writer and Speaker, Singer/Songwriter, 2006 - present
  • Living West Social Media & PR, LLC
    Head Social Media Wrangler, 2014 - present
  • Elbert County Library District
    Librarian, 2006 - 2013
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Colorado, United States
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