This children's story set in the time when Grand Mesa in western Colorado was an active volcano follows two star crossed lovers as they run from not only the wrath of their villagers, but from the mountain itself.
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"A legend of Grand Mesa" is a local Grand Junction Historical children's book that was Terri's first experience in writing. Terri has worked as a Civil Service employee with the Department of Revenue for 30 years and is retired. She has also worked as an interpreter for various languages for the State of Colorado, Mesa County, and City of Grand Junction. She worked with the Grand Junction Court System located in Mesa Co., and traveled to the counties of Delta, Montrose, and Garfield. She attended Mesa University and the University of Colorado and has had numerous courses in nutrition, science sports diet, and Organic Gardening. In her spare time, she now enjoys reading, writing novels, daily exercising, gardening and traveling to places of interest.From the Inside Flap:
A LEGEND OF GRAND MESA is an American-Native mythical, enchanting and educational story told by the Ute Indians about a mysterious mountain who shields three Gods. Located on the Western Slope of Colorado the mountain blew its top, millions of years ago. This legend has been repeated time and time again by the Natives of the Western Slope. The legend suggests that the natives in this region created a powerful civilization after the volcano explosion making them travel south and later became the Aztec tribe in Mexico. This is a truly wonderful story for children from the ages of 10 through adults. You will enjoy the little animals that talked, and why they were left craved on the mountainside to live forever for all mankind to view. Learn about the explosion on the mountain, and why it was left to be called MESA which means table in Spanish. Grand Mesa is also called "The largest flat top mountain in the world".
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Book Description Dreamtime Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Rick Wiese (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0982399936
Book Description Dreamtime Press, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110982399936