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The Draw Of Estes Park
In this episode, John talks about the draw of Estes Park. From Enos Mills to F.O. Stanley to Alexander MacGregor, the quest begins to turn Estes Park into a vacation destination point, drawing folks from all over of the world.
Early Travel Into Estes Park
John talks about the difficulties of getting into Estes Park in the early days and the role tuberculosis played in the early history of the Estes Valley.
Early Downtown Estes Park
A walk through early downtown Estes Park through the eyes of John Meissner. This episode should be listened to before taking the Estes Park Historical Walk.
Troubles In Earl Land
John Meissner shares some of the scandalous stories and speculations that have tainted the Earl's reputation through the years: including stealing land, wiping out the Elk population in Estes Park and shooting Rocky Mountain Jim.
Wildlife With The Earl Of Dunraven
John Meissner discusses the Earl of Dunraven's early encounters with Estes Park wildlife while on his many infamous hunting expeditions.
The Dunraven Cottage - Part 4
John continues this series with several more fascinating details about the Dunraven Cottage, and also about the early Estes Park pioneers and the way they lived.
4th Earl's Liquor Myth
Is there a hidden cache of the 4th Earl's liquor still hidden somewhere on the property of the Dunraven Cottage?
The Dunraven Cottage - Part 3
John Meissner tells the story of how the Dunraven Cottage, one of Estes Park's greatest treasures, narrowly escapes being bull-dozed, and has lived to leave a legacy as to where the Earl of Dunraven chose to center his headquarters.
The Dunraven Cottage - Part 2
How many times did the Earl of Dunraven come back to see his Estes Park estate, or to use his cottage? Did he ever come back? Join John Meissner as he continues the history of the Dunraven Cottage. Please listen to Part 1 first.
The Dunraven Cottage - Part 1
Unearthing the treasures of true stories of life in Estes Park. Join John Meissner as he starts uncovering the history of the Dunraven Cottage.