The author of this website is Miles Saltiel, a distant cousin of the Emanuel Saltiel
who appears in this story. You can read how I got into this by clicking onto the
About this site page and contact me on email@example.com. I assert
no copyright in my own material.
Introduction: a reasoned account
In 1882 a party of Jewish pioneers arrived in Cotopaxi, Colorado, to farm the area
shown on the background to these pages. The colonists started out anxious and ended
up angry. Cool heads remained thin on the ground, so till now their story has only
reached us through tales mangled in the telling.