Dear Editor:

Many are looking forward to the upcoming Buena Vista Gold Rush Days on July 31 and Aug. 1.

It will be fun to experience the late 1800s and burro races.

Western legend Marshal Bat Masterson worked for $30 a week for three weeks to hold law and order in the wild days of Buena Vista 1881. Reference: “Salida, the Early Years” by Eleanor Fry.

Jennifer Earp-Adamson,

Salida