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Product Details

  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Dreamtime Press (November 29, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982399936
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982399934
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.7 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,283,558 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

"A legend of Grand Mesa" is a local Grand Junction Historical children's book that was Terri's first experience in writing.  Terri has worked as a Civil Service employee with the Department of Revenue for 30 years and is retired.  She has also worked as an interpreter for various languages for the State of Colorado, Mesa County, and City of Grand Junction.  She worked with the Grand Junction Court System located in Mesa Co., and traveled to the counties of Delta, Montrose, and Garfield.   She attended Mesa University and the University of Colorado and has had numerous courses in nutrition, science sports diet, and Organic Gardening.  In her spare time, she now enjoys reading, writing novels, daily exercising, gardening and traveling to places of interest. 

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A LEGEND OF GRAND MESA is an American-Native mythical, enchanting and educational story told by the Ute Indians about a mysterious mountain who shields three Gods. Located on the Western Slope of Colorado the mountain blew its top, millions of years ago. This legend has been repeated time and time again by the Natives of the Western Slope. The legend suggests that the natives in this region created a powerful civilization after the volcano explosion making them travel south and later became the Aztec tribe in Mexico. This is a truly wonderful story for children from the ages of 10 through adults. You will enjoy the little animals that talked, and why they were left craved on the mountainside to live forever for all mankind to view. Learn about the explosion on the mountain, and why it was left to be called MESA which means table in Spanish. Grand Mesa is also called "The largest flat top mountain in the world".

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Retired as an Adm/Asst/Foreign Interrupter from the State of Colorado. Raised in South Texas. Attended Mesa University of Colorado and extended courses from the University of Colorado. Presently resides on the Western Slope of Colorado.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Julia Widdop on December 2, 2010
Format: Paperback
As a lover of myths and legends, I was surprised and pleased to read this legend of Grand Mesa. I live in Grand Junction, Colorado which is in the shadow of Grand Mesa. I had never known that there was a legend of Grand Mesa. When I discovered that the author Terri Ragsdale had written this enchanting little children's book herself and had distributed it for years. I was pleased to meet a woman who understood that we all are creators in the best sense of the word and that each of us can create our own legends and myths. In fact I believe that when a person commits to writing myths, divine inspiration will come and provide rich images and materials to every writer. I think this is what happened with Terri -- she was provided by divine inspiration with the story and images for the Legend of Grand Mesa. I was pleased to publish a second edition of Terri's book through my publishing company, Dreamtime Press, and hope you will enjoy A Legend of Grand Mesa.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By amber on December 24, 2012
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I had the pleasure of reading this book finally. I thouroughly enjoyed this book. To read ahout the stories I heard about when I was younger, is very moving. Thank you for such a wonderful book and sharing your stories.
Amber
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DC on May 4, 2011
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Hey! Hi! Award Winning Epic Fiction Author Terri Ragsdale has "A Legend of Grand Mesa" now in it's fourth printing!!!!! ORDER IT NOW! "A Legend of Grand Mesa" were the first words I had ever read by Author Terri Ragsdale and I knew that my eyes had found utopia! I call it flowery writing! All kids from one to ninety-two must have "A Legend of Grand Mesa" read to them every nite as they are snuggling into sleep just after the words to "Taps" have been said: Day Is Done...Gone The Sun. . . From The Lake, From The Hills, From The Sky. . . All Is Well. . . Safely Rest. . . GOD Is Nigh. . . . . .
DC
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By khaney on August 21, 2013
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Steven M. Haney from Mesa Co., CO
A Legend of Grand MesaA legened written about the Ute Indians in Western Slope, Colorado. This mountain is the largest flat top mountain in the world. The book tells the Ute Indian's legend of the days of fore millions of years ago when the earth was just beginning telling about the animals that talked and giiving great discriptions of the animals and what the world was like before the Grand Mesa Blew it's top off and creating the landscape as it can be seen today. You can see some of the animals that were majestically carved in the caves by the by the Gods. I highly recommend this for children and makes a perfect gift for a child or a grand child for birthday or holidays.
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