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Michael McCormick: Dynasty of Death

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Presented by Old Colorado City Historical Society at Old Colorado City History Center, Colorado Springs CO

Oct 11 2019
Michael McCormick: Dynasty of Death presented by Old Colorado City Historical Society at Old Colorado City History Center, Colorado Springs CO

Michael learned to murder for his family without conscience, until one day he got sloppy and the world his family had known crumbled around them.

Michael Rexford McCormick was raised in Stratton, Colorado, where his family owned a 2,500 plus acre farm. His grandfather and father were vile men, who passed their hatred of people onto Michael.

He learned to kill without conscience. In the 1980’s, Michael got sloppy: he killed a man who owned a semi-truck that Michael wanted to get for his father’s business. The man’s family filed a missing person’s report, and when the man’s truck was found, it led them to Michael.

In order to shave time off his prison sentence, Michael told the police about decades of killings at his family’s farm. A team was brought to the farm and 3 bodies were dug up, before the state ran out of money to dig up anymore.

Michael also showed them the location of the dead truck driver. Michael was sent to prison for ONLY the death of the truck driver. He died in prison in 2010. The new owners of the McCormick farm began noticing a lot of ghostly activity around the farm and contacted S.P.O.O.K.S paranormal team to investigate.

In total there were 72 murdered and buried on the farm, with many more buried around Colorado, Nevada, Texas. Tracy’s book has 55 pictures, most of the crime scene photos. She will have copies of her book MICHAEL for purchase which she will sign.

Presenter-Tracy Beach was born in Salida, Colorado where she lived until she graduated form college in Denver. She went to work with her father in Florida; then returned to Colorado in 2008 and moved to Canon City. Tracy has a keen interesting history and has researched several topics that have resulted in several publications. Tracy is the author of My Life as a Whore-The Biography of Madam Laura Evans, The Tunnels under our feet-Colorado’s Forgotten Hollow Sidewalks, Frozen to the Floor-The Biography of Baby Doe Tabor. Tracy travels to many historic groups and facilities to present excellent talks and lectures.


Tickets are free for OCCHS Members, ALL others $5

Tickets available for purchase before lecture at the History Center, please arrive before 11 a.m. to purchase, as doors will close for lecture.

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Contact: (719) 636-1225


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Tracy Beach will be signing copies of MICHAEL after her lecture.

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1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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