Magazine article Sunset

Pam Houston

Magazine article Sunset

Pam Houston

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NEAR CREEDE, CO

The novelist talks about Colorado rivers, ranches, mountains, and baseball

On coming to Colorado When my first book, Cowboys Are My Weakness, was published, that was the first time in my life I had any money. I came to Colorado and fell in love with it.

On Creede, Colorado It was a silvermining town, founded by Nicholas Creede. At one time it was quite the boomtown, very briefly. We were 10,000 people, now we're 850. Every July Fourth we have the hard-rock mining championships here.

Her ranch When I got here, Creede still wasn't sure about a single woman wanting a place on her own-my realtor kept showing me places in subdivisions. The ranch is ringed by the Continental Divide. All the mountains that rise up from the valley are covered in aspen. It's incredible.

On relaxing I love to walk with my dogs. There are five wilderness areas right around here. You could do a different trail every day in the summer and not repeat yourself. …

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