Here’s what the town of Como, Colorado (the setting for my new novel “Overstreet”) looked like in the early 1900s.
Imagine it twenty years before when the tents occupied by miners swelled the population to almost ten thousand. If you were to see it today, you’d notice that it’s not much more populated than in this picture. In fact, the amazing thing may be that it’s still there at all, with it’s lack of commerce and industry.
For a “zoom in on the hotel” …
There was a time, though, when it was teeming with people and was even one of the three finalists for the capitol of Colorado. “Overstreet” is about John Overstreet, but you’ll learn a bit about Como as you read. It’s an exciting story of boom and, sadly, bust.
Would I move there? In a heartbeat.