My name is Jeff Eberle , I am a resident of historic Central City in Gilpin County Colorado. I’m a rare breed these days that can call myself a “Native Coloradan”. I am a freelance writer, Op-Ed writer, historian, author and photographer. My work has appeared in the Denver Post, YourHub, and online publications for the 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association. I have a three part photo book series titled “Life. Death. Iron.” to my credit which showcases images of ghost towns, cemeteries and mining machinery of the Old West.
I’m currently working on a series of up-to-date guide books to the ghost towns and almost ghost towns of the entire state of Colorado. The first book in this series which should be available in early 2016 will cover sites within a roughly two-hour/150 mile radius of Denver.
Part of my goal is to help increase public awareness as to the fragile and endangered status of so many of Colorado and the West’s historic sites. I want the reader to gain an appreciation or interest in the historic significance of an old building, and not just see it as an eyesore that should be torn down. But, mostly I would just like to share my photography and stories with the public.
I write what I see and feel when I visit a particular place. I try to present the historic facts to the best of my knowledge. That being said, I know not all of my background info will be entirely accurate. And, as in the case when writing in the public forum, I will have critics as well as fans.