Harvey C. Kett—who everyone called Harve—was a key figure in the development of Southeastern Colorado.
In 1886, at age three, he travelled by train with his parents, brother, and sister from Massachusetts to the barren, wide open plains of Colorado, a land that would enchant him and capture his heart.
He lived there most of his life as a cowboy, rancher, and politician. He helped shape the landscape both literally and figuratively. As he grew, he captured the stories of his life, the people he knew and the adventures he experienced.
The vivid pictures were painted by a young man with little formal education, giving voice to a cowboy and plainsman who lived in a little-known corner of Colorado more than a hundred years ago.
Written by his grandaughter and great-granddaughter, this book provides a detailed account of an overlooked plainsman, who along with his family, was among Colorado’s greatest pioneers.