The Florence Pioneer Museum and Research Center is proud to present local author, Tracy Beach and her two latest books:
"The Tunnels Under Our Feet"
"My Life as a Whore"
"The Tunnels Under Our Feet" records Tracy's research of hidden tunnels under the streets of many Colorado towns. Tracy's investigations take her to Pueblo, Durango, Victor Cripple Creek, Canon City, Florence and many more!
Accompanying pictures in this wonderful book show the "forgotten hollow sidewalks" of each town.
"My Life as a Whore" is the biography of Madam Laura Evens--1871-1953. Laura was a madam in Salida, Colorado. Laura encounters, Baby Doe Tabor, Jack Dempsey, the Manassa Mauler, and Florence's own madam, Lilliam Powers .
Find out why Listerine, Calvin Coolidge, and the Ku Klux Klan are in Tracy's book.
Baby Doe Tabor, one of Colorado's most famous women. Read about her life as Tracy Beach used research from other sources than the usual. Find out what a vial of ink, a murdered priest, and a river full of quicksand have to do with Baby Doe's life. Click on the link below to bring up a book order form.
In January of 1986, the Wheat Ridge Police Department solved one of the most horrific crime sprees in Eastern Colorado. Set in the small, town of Stratton, the police discovered bodies everywhere on the McCormick ranch. Find out who was behind this crime and how the murderers were caught. Click on the link below for an order form.