Guest Post: Joseph Halpern Part 3 by Silvia Pettem

Guest Post: Joseph Halpern Part 3 by Silvia Pettem: DISAPPEARED INTO THIN AIR. Joseph’s nephew had started his search for his uncle, Joseph Halpern, missing since 1933, by contacting the sheriffs’ offices in the four Colorado counties that border Rocky Mountain National Park. The nephew asked about unidentified remains that might be identifiable with DNA […]

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 2 by Silvia Pettem

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 2 by Silvia Pettem: For six days in August 1933, park authorities searched drainages and followed all possible trails for the missing 22-year-old hiker, Joseph Halpern. Authorities also checked the registers on Taylor and nearby peaks, but none showed Joseph’s signature––a customary procedure for climbers, once they reach a summit. Perhaps […]

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 1 by Silvia Pettem

Guest post: Joseph Halpern Part 1 by Silvia Pettem. In the summer of 1933, twenty-two-year-old Cook County, Illinois, resident Joseph Halpern was vacationing in Rocky Mountain National Park with his parents and Samuel Garrick, a college friend. The motorists had driven Joseph’s Ford sedan and had stopped in the Black Hills and at Yellowstone National Park […]