This web site is dedicated to the memory of Lulita Crawford Pritchett. Her grandparents, James and Margaret Crawford, founded the town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Lulita heard many stories about the pioneering days of Routt County, and turned them into two novels and seven booklets plus several newspaper and journal articles. In addition she wrote poetry and over 60 published short stories.
March 7, 2006 was the 100-year anniversary of Lulita's birth. The Tread of Pioneers Museum, and the Bud Werner Memorial Library, both in Steamboat Springs, had special displays and events during the week of March 6. In conjunction with their celebrations, we put together this web site to contain details of Lulita's life and works. Since the celebration, we have discovered more of her stories and poems, and have updated this site accordingly.
A good place to start touring this site would be to read the 100-year anniversary booklet followed by the booklet describing the Pritchett Ranch. Then look at the books, stories, poems, and letters tabs found at the top of the page.