A forgery. Six-shooters. A chase.
Yes, these are all elements of the story I’m about to tell. After all, F.M. Light and Sons was started in 1905; that was when the West was still a bit wild.
It was a day just like any other in Steamboat Springs, CO. But, for the two sons of F.M. Light, it was a bit abnormal. Usually Clarence and Olin’s father was in the family store, F.M. Light and Sons, but that day he had jury duty way out in Hahn’s Peak. So, the two men watched faithfully over the business. Customers came into the store and said hello, and a few items were sold. One of these transactions was paid for with a check by a Mr. Trawl. Clarence took one look at it and conferred with his brother; this check just didn’t look right. So, they locked up the store and headed over the bank to talk to the manager, Mr. Burroughs. After analyzing the signature, Mr. Burroughs declared that a Mr. Trawl did have money in the bank.
But, the signature on the check was not his own – it was a forgery!
“Don’t shoot, please don’t shoot! I’ll give you your money!”