Edward David Cowen

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Edward Cowen was an editor for the Leadville Daily Herald in the 1880s. He wrote amazingly descriptive articles and was a great storyteller, but he had very little primary education.

‘His command of pure English was extraordinary. It was a delight to read what he had written even on a prosaic subject.
As a raconteur, he was charming.

— from Newspaper Career of E.D. Cowen with Biographic Sketches by Charles A. Murray, et al., Western Printing Company, Seattle, 1930.

The following are typescript copies of Cowen’s articles for the Leadville Daily Herald.

A Stage Trip Down the Valley, Ending at a Camp of the Most Brilliant Prospects — June 19, 1880.

A Graphic Description of the New Mining District — June 26, 1880.

An Exciting Encounter with a Footpad, and a Chapter on the Fraternity — July 10, 1880.

The Fourth at the Metropolis of Monarch District — July 17, 1880.

Regarding Maysville — August 22, 1880.

Retrospect: The First Settlers in the Monarch District — August 28, 1880.

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