A Mission for Peace

By "The Cowboy" Jim Gray

Movies can certainly be exciting, but they often fall short when compared with real-life events. At 20 years of age Ned Wynkoop arrived at the Kansas Territorial Capital of Lecompton in the fall of 1856. There he cultivated a close relationship with Territorial Governor James W. Denver.

When gold was discovered in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains Governor Denver appointed Wynkoop Sheriff of the expansive Arapahoe County in what was recognized as a part of Kansas. Wynkoop was among the founders of Denver City on the glittering banks of Cherry Creek.

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