David Jessup, co-owner of Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, has long been fascinated by the people who settled the Big Thompson Valley. When he set out to write a historical novel, David looked to local characters to provide inspiration, with his own beloved red cliffs providing a rugged backdrop for the powerful story of love and loss that became Mariano’s Crossing.
"David Jessup is so knowledgeable of the history of the ranch and it was fascinating to go behind the scenes of his book. He generously shared a lot of his personal experiences and perspectives. It was a very special day for all of us." ~Dolly Halverson, Loveland
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