During the early years of the 19th century the United States, fed up at the British navy’s haughtiness and with disagreements over shipping and trade on the high seas, declared war on Great Britain on June 18, 1812. Sometimes referred to as the “Second War of Independence,” and the “forgotten war,” the War of 1812 lasted for a little more than two years.
Chuck and Anita Burnham of Crawford, along with their children and grandchildren, are Delta County’s “First Family of Fast Draw.”
Chuck and Anita and their family compete in Ol’ West style fast draw events that are held around the state and region, sanctioned by the World Fast Draw Association (WFDA).
Inside and out, Missy and Tom Gallegos have their home at 916 Meeker Street, Delta, decked out for Halloween. A graveyard out front, a butcher shop in the bathroom, and a bat motel in the kitchen — it’s all part of the fun for Missy and Tom and their four kids, ages 16, 12, 10 and 5.
As many artists as there are in Delta County, there are as many forms of art created. Ricky Sparks of Crawford is an artist that creates beautiful, high-quality, functional hand-forged ornamental and architectural pieces in steel, iron and copper.