Before there was World War II, the Adolf Hitler Colorado connection came to fruition when he was chancellor of Germany. But his interest in the wild west started at a very young age.
Little Adolf was fascinated with the American West. Living in Germany, his treasured reading was by German author, Karl May, who wrote volumes about cowboys and Indians.
This is odd, because May, never visited American to get first hand knowledge about the wild west subjects he was writing about.
Another author caught Adolf's fancy, Heinrich Mollhousen, who had actually been to the American west and wrote about his exploits.
While in school, Adolf encouraged his classmates to play games from the characters of May's and Mollhousen's books.
Adolf taught himself to spin and throw a lasso. He thought himself the great American cowboy.
As an adult, he became chancellor of Germany, and by chance, found a confiscated mortgage note that was to land near the town of Kit Carson, Colorado.
The note was originally held by a German family who inherited it from a family member, possibly an immigrant, who came to America to start a new life.
Adolf ordered the land put in his name and became owner of the ranch in Colorado.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed, America officially joined the war and fought against the Japanese and Germans.
Being the enemy, Adolf could not keep his ranch in Colorado and it became the property of the U.S. government.
After World War II, his land was sold, but his name still appears on the listings of Cheyenne County, Colorado.