"They lie fenced off from the other 211 bodies buried in the cemetery"
today serves as a center for the ranching families in the area.
These gravestones are the last vestige of an agricultural colony that was once here;
with May 31 the deadline for proof of Emanuel Saltiel’s innocence.
a retired investment-bank director and securities analyst,.
Lowe, who’s lived in the Cotopaxi area for 42 years
Miles is a distant cousin.
a state historical marker offers what had previously been the generally accepted version of what happened to the colony
who takes issue with it on his meticulously researched and ever-expanding website dedicated to unearthing a more balanced account
discovered in research he commissioned,
and even offers a speculative economic model of what happened.
irked both Jennifer Lowe and Miles Saltiel
Miles so much so that he was spurred to offer bounties for missing documents
“I explained that I told the story based on the record I had.
That started our relationship.
he has nominated me as someone who is impartial, who is willing to be honest.
historical debate and personality battle between him and Jen.
She blames [Emanuel Saltiel] for duping the poor Jews.
Even though he’s biased, I very much applaud his search — it’s a real historian’s impulse.”
Sixty-three colonists, many from interrelated families, arrived at Cotopaxi on May 8, 1882.
witnessed by the 200-odd residents of the railroad town at the time;
On their way to the colony site, the immigrants let their oxen loose to graze the first night and lost them — forcing them to pull their wagons themselves the next day
farming anything in the dry scrublands of Colorado at 6,280 feet above sea level
Only one of the colonists had farming experience.
(then again, he also turned out to be Schwarz’s uncle)
And a makeshift synagogue in Cotopaxi was dedicated on June 23, 1883, as reported in the :
Two marriages took place there
a welcome change from the children’s deaths of the previous year.
In a 2005 piece, Miles says his ancestor
Per above, we know that E. H. Saltiel is not an ancestor of Miles.
“planned an act of high-profile benefaction. It is far more in accordance with Jewish business conduct that a prosperous entrepreneur at the heart of a local Jewish community should seek prestige from public works than he should court public disdain by abusing his coreligionists.”
That a get-together thirty years after the failure of the colony would be termed something that grim is telling.
“I’ve plucked all the low-hanging fruit, as it were.
without any Emanuel Saltiel figure.
The "last and least" comment references additional information on the cotopaxi-colorado.com, a different site from cotopaxi-colony.com Both of these sites are owned by Nelson. Neither one of these sites reference or link to Miles' site. This information was posted long before Miles created his near site. Miles chose his identical site name in order to create confusion.Nelson states in many locations, "do not be upset with Saltiel."Moore’s site, started in 2001, is notably hostile to both Emanuel and Miles. “No smooth talking is going to get in the way of history on this site,” it pronounces, referring to Miles Saltiel’s website as “last and least.”
“I thought, this just doesn’t hold water.”
“I don’t know of a truly legitimate historical researcher who would not reveal documents to other researchers for review.
For her part, Lowe says she intends to share the new information when she presents on “Mayhem and Meshuganah for Jewish Settlers in Cotopaxi, Colorado” on August 10 at the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Seattle.
could be related by marriage to the colonists through his wife
But Miles Saltiel has a backup explanation for why Lowe and Moore could be pursuing their research.
Miles continues: “I can’t stop people thinking what they want to think. If the descendants of the settlers wish to believe that Saltiel was a villain, I can’t stop them.
I just want to know what really happened
Mills: “You are a Jew, Mr. Saltiel.”
Saltiel: “Yes, sir. I am one of the only two ancient Jews in Denver.”
Mills: “Come now, Mr. Saltiel.”
Saltiel: “Yes, this is true, the others are mongrels.”
one that makes no mention of Saltiel,