DEVIL’S GULCH, GARRETSON
Local folklore states that in 1876 the outlaw Jesse James leaped across the 18-foot gorge known as Devil’s Gulch on his horse while trying to escape capture after one of his many robberies. Many have said that such a jump would be impossible, but others believe that a horse could definitely clear the gorge.
It is actually said to be haunted by the ghosts of two lovers who died there in each others’ arms. The story goes that some time in the 1800s a white outlaw and a band of Indians kidnapped a lady named Nellie Harding and took her to the gorge.
Her fiancé managed to find them and actually was successful in killing most of his girl’s kidnappers. Unfortunately, both he and Nellie were fatally wounded in the melee.
Since that day, visitors have reported hearing moans and screams as well as seeing an apparition of the lovers.