In mid-1920 Denver was a Ku Klux Klan enclave. There were 73,000 Klan members statewide. Colorado's governor was a Klansman; Denver's mayor was a Klansman; many city politicians and administrators were Klansmen along with policemen, newsmen, shopkeepers and city workers.
Prohibition clawed at everything and everybody: rum runners, moonshiners, Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Chinese, Japanese, Greeks, Italians, farmers, draymen, miners. The Ku Klux Klan, corruption and a soaring crime rate pocked the city. Crosses burned and beatings and murders filled headlines. From this period arose Denver and Pueblo's Mafias. Citizens struggled. Righteousness was a memory.
Against this background, That Night in Franktown, Co., sets a young man and woman forging a future 'midst whirlwinds. What chance is there for them, their families and, indeed, the state of Colorado?