Author to discuss Augusta Block Jan. 12

       Author LaVonne J. Perkins will present “Augusta Block: Her Untold Story of D. C. Oakes” at the dinner meeting of the The Pikes Peak Posse of the Westerners Monday, January 12, at 6 p.m.
       The location will be the Colorado Springs Masonic Hall, 1130 Panorama Drive. The program is free with the purchase of a $13 dinner.
       According to a press release, Perkins will tell “some of the untold stories about Colorado gold rush pioneer D. C. Oakes... Learn more about Oakes beyond the rhyme, 'Here lie the bones of D. C. Oakes, the starter of this
       damned hoax!'”
       Reservations are requested. For more information, call Bob DeWitt at 473-0330 or e-mail

Westside Pioneer/press release