By Daniel W. Edwards
Based on extensive new research, this book traces the life of Dr. W. F. Thompson [1840-1892]. Born in a small Ohio town, Thompson began a dental practice in Cincinnati in 1860. Retiring early at the peak of a distinguished career, Thompson turned his energies to creating a world-class resort community in the Rocky Mountain West in the Town of Palmer Lake. Little was known about Thompson’s background and dental career before he arrived in Colorado in 1882. This historical study rescues Thompson’s life story from the mists of history into which it had vanished. “Estemere” Thompson’s magnificent Queen-Anne home is thought of as the crown jewel of Palmer Lake and is his most visible legacy.