Harvey C. Kett


by Mabel Mirie Austin & Judi Barchet



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781489733924
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781489733917
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781489733931

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Mabel Mirie Winsor Austin, the granddaughter of Harvey C. Kett, was born and raised in and near Springfield, Colorado. Her grandfather was an important, ever-present figure in her life. She is a daughter, wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoys time with family, bird watching, volunteering at the museum, and going to the symphony. She belongs to several book clubs. Judi Austin Barchet is the great-granddaughter of Harvey C. Kett and Mabel Mirie’s daughter. While she only knew her great-grandfather from stories passed down from one generation to the next, she has always had a remarkable respect for him. She enjoys making crafts and spending time with her dogs. She cherishes quiet summer evenings at home with her family in Littleton, Colorado.