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William Zane Cozens

Bill Cozens Stan as Billy
Billy Zane Cozens
Stan Jones as Billy Cozens

William Zane Cozens, or Bill as he was called, came into Black Hawk, Colorado, with the Gold Rush. Before long, he had become a well-respected Colorado Lawman who had experienced a great deal of the wild and wooly west in the mining camps of Gilpin County. Then, in the 1870s, he took his family away from the rough and tumble mining camps and into the Fraser Valley. His stage stop and post office operated into the very early years of the 20th century.

Stan Jones made his name in football as a Hall-of-Fame lineman for the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins.  He graduated from the University of Maryland where he played for the national champion Terrapins in 1953.  He later coached for the Denver Broncos.  As a long-time resident and fan of Grand County history, Stan has a special flare for his portrayal of the rambunctious Billy Zane Cozens.