by Brian Manning
WALSENBURG — Free calendars and pastries were given away at the Huerfano County Branch of the First National Bank of Trinidad last Friday. This was the 32nd year the bank gave away these collectible calendars.
This year’s edition, “Legendary Outlaws and the Lawmen Who Tracked Them”, focuses on notorious criminals and lawmen in Colorado and New Mexico. There are 12 fascinating stories of historic accounts during the 1800’s, which includes Bat Masterson, local sheriffs, and other lesser known characters.
This year’s issue was authored by Cosette Henritze who did extensive research for the calendar. Artist Emily Williamson provided images.
Carolyn Newman, noted historian, was on hand to autograph the calendars. She provided historic information and photographs for the project and is very proud to be part of this annual endeavor.