Monday, June 06, 2005

Andy Russell

Andy Russell passed away earlier this week. Andy had the beautiful cabin on the bluff just north of the park along the Pincher Creek road. He was well known for his stories and tales. He seemed to have the ability to tell stories in a way many people could relate. While this may have irked some other local mountain men, Andy certainly was a true local to the area.


At 6/07/2005 11:19:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read most of his books over the years and enjoyed them all. He definitely new how to spin a tale and captivate an audience. When i was about 12 years old, he came to Golden to show a film and promote his book, "Grizzly Country". The thing that i remember most was this mountain of a man dressed in buckskins standing in front of the audience narrating his film. I was sure he had just come out of the hills and his 50 caliber musket had to have been somewhere close by. What an impression he made on a couple of 12 year old boys who thought they were going to be trappers and mountain men when they grew up. He was not only a good entertainer but also a champion conservationist and he will be missed.
My condolences to the family. 

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