Colorado Authors Series: Jim Hall

Jim Hall will be speaking about his book Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico on Saturday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch Library.

Mr. Hall's book is a memoir of his days as the world's first parachuting mining engineer. He completed over 1800 jumps in his 60 years and has received many awards and honors for his parachuting innovations. Mr. Hall is a retired Colorado Air National Guard Brigadier General and was inducted into the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame in 1985. See pictures from his adventures and find out more about him on his website. Join us for an encounter with living history!

Written by Becker on March 7, 2011


Denny Purvis on September 25, 2013


I was in the office of paraventures in 1961 and introduced a paracnhute . I think that the rigger Dick Dunphy was there also three other guys. I believe two of them said I would not jump that crazy modification and just then in walked Lyle Cameron.Lyle ask me if I would go down the street with him and I did. He introduced me to Jim Arender and said he would be the next world champion.Lyle told him about my modifcation and Jim wan ted to jump it. The next day we went to lake piru and we made some jumps. Jim like the chute an d wanted to take it with him to Orange, which he did.I thought you could help me with my memory.Which one of you had the accident that knocked out your teeth and so forth.I am now 77 and hope to be in the jumpers over eighty just over 2 years Thank you A. Denny Purvis

Leave a comment