By Gary S Sloan
Published: August 24, 2013.
Tired of hunting dwindling buffalo, Sam Claiborne yearns for the Rocky Mountains. In search of water, he happens upon Littleton, Colorado Territory. “Resupply and rest ,” he laments, leading his horse and dog into town. Young Emma Garrison pleases his eyes and speaks of the dry Platte River and growing despair. Sam senses foul play. Heller’s Canal is the beginning. A battle for justice is the end