Perry Burgess Diaries
The diaries of local pioneer Perry Burgess have been transcribed and are now available to the public. To read them, please click on the volumes below.
Perry A. Burgess of Bates County, Missouri, came to Colorado in 1874 with William A. Walton on an exploratory trip. Both men joined James Crawford and two other in taking up the town site of Steamboat Springs.
Index of Diaries
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The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.