F and Bancroft



One of the most fascinating coincidences is the connection between Bancroft Park Old Colorado City which Anthony Bott spent several nights in a converted hotel on that property when he first arrived.

He might have spent weeks in that hotel. Although it was not a Hotel it was a converted to a Hotel from being a Palace. The Palace specifically for the French Royal family aka the court of Louis XVI in exile courtesy of the British Royal family.


Sufficient Documentation exists which points to this being correct. Not to mention archaeology evidence under and partially behind the open air theater located at the back of the Park.

That Open Air Theater is partially built on the foundation of a huge building on the site. which was torn down and erased from the historical record. The building was built of stone and was up and operating for years before 1557. It saw the 1830s gold rush of the area around Old Colorado City.


A Palace and or a Chief Proctors House/Mansion on the site of the East India Company. Which is a company the Ogle family founded in the late 1500s early 1600s.


F and Bancroft Street is where the Picket House sits in Bellingham Washington. Before it was called “The Pickett House” it was the Chief Proctors House or Captain Henry Roeder’s house before he was evicted by Picket’s army and was forced to build another house north and west along the cliff side.


Two separate locations both with the main area called Bancroft. Not only an unusual name but directly connected to the East India Company on the Bellingham side and the 1830s gold rush.

On the entire West Coast Whatcom County is the only area for thousands of miles north and south which is heavily protected on most sides.

Attacking from the south and east are impossible, impassable (till dynamite was invented) hills and cliffs. From the north is not difficult but being able to cross the Rockies and or the cascades is no easy feet.

To the west is Bellingham Bay. Not an easy sail under the best of circumstances. Plus unless you sail at the absolute perfect tide, the mudflats will grab the ship and sink it.

The British and French Royal family’s in exile retreated to Whatcom County from Manitou in the 1840s.

The Evidence the address’s of both places and what was built on them match.

As well as how much of the original was badly and with holes erased. The Picket House was built as a 10 lbs castle. That Castle was designed to be built very quickly, then the more permanent building erased up the hill immediately. Then expand upon the Permanent Castle eventually taking on the status of a full large Castle.

But Pickett did not want to go through the 5 steps from the 2nd step after building a tent. He wanted not a castle but a Planation House in the Middle of his Death Camp, the entrance was  Bay and Rail Road streets.

His house was a dozen blocks north. He wanted to oversee the operations of inside the Camp. He also did not want to be that close to the Bay since at that point Naval Long range Canons could reach from outside the mud flats to his temporary house. He wanted to be up and surrounded by other buildings and the large several millennia old Red Wood Trees. He felt safe behind a wall of 15 and 25 foot wide several hundred feet tall trees. as well a the other buildings needed for his work camp. He also needed to split his time between his Planation and his renamed Fort Bellingham which was renamed from Castle Bellingham when he conquered the Ogles of the EIC from Whatcom County. The Evidence of the Ogle presence in Whatcom County I undisputable. The evidence in Manitou is less so. There is only a scant bit of evidence, other than the fact that Manitou itself had a rich history and was a safe and secure location. Royal’s in exile need Safe and Secure.

But the opperations of Buffalo Bill as a teenager for the Pony Express and the adventures of Zebulon Pike (a spy for the Spanish Government), farther back in history most of the Conquistador expedition of the area which headed straight at Manitou turned away between present day Santa Fe NM and Pueblo Co. Coronado did turn east, but he had a very strange experience around Pueblo. He had his men make camp and explore but not explore more than 20 miles north, explore as far as they wanted east, west, and south but not north. He left them for several weeks a bit less than 2 months. He left the area entirely. when he came back he was an entirely changed person.

Before he left he had a lust for gold which was immeasurable, after he came back he had other priories and did not care he was never going to be able to pay off his creditors the money he borrowed to mound the expedition.

He did not seem to care.







TR Welling