Golden City Immortals and the Arapahoe Snow Eater

February 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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Golden City Immortals and the Arapahoe Snow Eater

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On May 3, 1855, a small number of mercenaries referred to as the Immortals, boarded a ship in San Francisco and sailed under the command of William Walker to Nicaragua. These hired guns fought alongside nationalistic troops at Rivas in order to open the South American country to slavery. Unfortunately for the Immortals, the Battle of Rivas was ill conceived and poorly led. They were lucky to escape Nicaragua with their lives. Rumors abounded in California that a number of Walker’s Immortals had somehow reached Golden City and in the process unleashed the infamous Arapahoe Snow Eater.

About the presenter: Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter, retired Captain of the Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff’s Department, criminal justice professor, and previous presenter of the popular “Operation Hideout: The Investigation into the Kidnapping and Murder of Adolph Coors III” returns for this exciting program.


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