Stanley Manor Murder Mystery Clue 3  LbNA # 29321

Placed DateMar 17 2007
Location???, CO
Found By???
Last UpdateAug 17 2009


A mysterious murder has occurred at the Stanley Manor and we need your help. The only information being released by the press at this time is that there were six people staying at the Manor at the time the body was found. With enough information from enough clues, possibly you can help the authorities solve this horrible crime. It is also important for the security of this case that the information you figure out or obtain is not revealed to others. It is likely that you will need to find most of the guests and see most of the clues in order to piece the entire story together to figure out the murderer, victim, weapon, motive, and location within the Stanley Manor. You may even want to create a separate log book for clues, but that is completely up to you. This is one of 12 Stanley Manor Murder Mystery boxes.

Clue #3 –
In my search for a place to hide I remembered an old building with historical significance that may be able to shelter me. The architectural style of this Cabin is unique in Colorado. The two-story log construction reflects a design built in Kentucky and Indiana in the 1800s. The original log cabin was built in 1864. Used were hand-hewn pine logs joined in dove-tail corners, a technique requiring great skill and patience. The inside walls were white-washed. The first addition was made from wood planking. The second addition was constructed from native Colorado sandstone after the owners death.

This historical figure was one of the earliest settlers of the Cache la Poudre Valley, arriving in May of 1860. He moved from the Kentucky and Indiana territories where he was raised. He then settled on this site and farmed a 9-acre vegetable garden. He sold his vegetables in Laporte, which were then transported to market on the Overland Trail.

In the Spring of the 1864 the Poudre River flooded and caused extensive damage to his vegetable garden. This man did not take this warning seriously and remained living there. Forty years later, the river flooded again. Then 73, this leader became trapped against a fence and was stranded all night. James Strong, a neighbor, rescued him the following morning, but our hero died of exposure that day.
Located just north of the Cabin was the Arapaho Council Tree. The areas surrounding this large cottonwood tree were popular camping grounds for the Arapaho tribes to hold council.

From the northern most parking area, I noticed that the path to the cabin was closed to all public access. Therefore, I decided to head south on the trail. I did find that the trail is only open from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm, but hopefully they won’t notice me at night. Traveling down the path I stayed to the left when I noticed that I will have some neighbors. If you’re lucky you may get a close up conversation with these little furry friends. On the opposite side of the trail I learned that I will have some other neighbors that will be “fragile”. Unfortunately, I found many of these “fragile” neighbors lying dead around their home. This made me think back to Stanley Manor and my fear of being caught by the murderer. I hurried further down the trail passing a metal “rope” on my right (watch out for the cacti) and 7 signs on my left warning that the “Area Behind Signs Closed to Public”.

Once I got to the southeastern most point of the “death pool” I found my new home. I walked to the east and hid in a hole on the backside of a large tree between stream and lake. I did notice some nice tree stumps near the lake for stamping in if you wish. Please be sure to rehide me well with cover so that no one can find me who are not trying to help me find the Stanley Manor murderer.

I have additional clues to help you solve this crime but you’ll have to find me if you want a copy.