While many pundits and political prevaricators have argued that the present political situation in the United States is a figurative train wreck, local historian Richard Marold explores the history of a literal political train wreck that was organized by the Democratic Party in Colorado in 1896.

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A Political Train Wreck

Richard Marold is a local historian who works as a Chautauquan and portrays Winfield Scott Stratton, Franklin Roosevelt and Nikola Tesla. He is also editor of Cheyenne Mountain Kiva, a journal of the history of central Colorado. His website is fdrtoday.org.

 

One Response to A Political Train Wreck

  1. Mary Ellen Davis says:

    Train wreck indeed! Thanks for this amazing anecdote.

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