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Title: Behind the Badge   Author: Silvia Pettem
Behind the Badge offers a new look at Boulder's past.   Beginning with the formation of the Boulder Police Department in 1878, this journalistic narrative takes the reader through a fast-paced progression of challenges, innovations, setbacks, and triumphs.   With a human-interest approach and 150 photographs, the book is packed with both high-profile and little-known crimes.   It also features the department's marshals and chiefs, pulling into its dragnet many of Boulder's most colorful characters.


Available for $19.95


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Title: Bent's Fort   Author: Melvin Bacon & Daniel Blegen
Writing this book began during a 24 hour "rendevous" at Bent's Fort in the summer of 1993. Chief Ranger Alejandra Aldred of Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site provided valuable re-creation of life in the fort druing it's hey-day in 1846.
This beautifully illustrated book, "Crossroads of Cultures on the Santa Fe Trail", tells of the men and women and their stories at the famous Bent's Fort.   It is the personal accounts highlighting the life of an important trading center on the Santa Fe Trail, where U.S., Mexican and Indian cultures mingled at a key time in American history.


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Title: Beyond the Great Divide   Author: Abbott Fay
Abbot Fay, Colorado's noted historian and author of "I Never Knew That About Colorado", shares 101 unique stories of places and people during western Colorado's early days.
(perfect bound)
Did you know that:
Several explorers claimed a wooden sailing ship was found near Red Cliff in 1879 stuck in ice in a cave filled with crystals of gold?
Delta women went on strike in the 1880's, refusing to cook evening meals until sidewalks were built and streets were paved?
silverton sprouted the first nationally recognized "cowboy band" in 1885?
Plus 98 other amazing stories!


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Title: Bob DeJulio   Author: Bob DeJulio
hardbound
In this first compilation of his paintings, Montrose's beloved and talented artist, Bob DeJulio, captures the essence of southwestern Colorado - the beauty, spaciousness, and vitality of the land; and the hardworking, determined, and adventuresome people who came to fulfill their dreams.
Bob DeJulio can take historic scenes that were never photographed and bring them to life. He listens to the stories of those hwo have lived in that era, such as Earl May, a stagecoach driver who ran the route from Canon City to Victor; or Tuffy Flor, long time resident of Ouray; or many of Bob's own relatives who grew up in the region.   The result is a very accurate depiction of what it was like living in the Old West.


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Title: Brief History of Silverton, A   Author: Duane A. Smith
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The historic town of Silverton, Colorado founded in 1874, lies in Bakers Park and is ringed by 12,000 and 13,000 foot peaks of the San Juan Mountains.   However it was not the beautiful scenery but rather the highly mineralized veins that lay in the nearby mountains that attracted the early prospectors.   The town really came into prominence with the arrival of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in July, 1882.   Three other narrow guage lines were eventually built out of the city, which drew business to the town in the San Juans for nearly a century.   When the silver bust of 1893 occurred, Silverton was not greatly affected as vast amounts of gold had been discovered in the nearby mines.   Mining continued to dominate the economy until the 1980's, but tourism is now the main economic factor for Silverton.


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Title: Brief History of Telluride, A   Author: Christian J. Buys
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This book chronicles the boom and bust cycles of Telluride, Placerville, Ames, Ophir and Rico from the 1860's to the present. Every page brings to life those former days: the arrival of the first prospectors, the tragic departure of the Utes, the booming mining era, Butch Cassidy's bank robbery, avalanches, miners' strikes, the rise and fall of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad, and the bare-bones beginning of the skiing industry.   Meet fascinating residents like Lucien Nunn, who almost single-handedly saved Telluride's mining industry with the first commercial use of alternating-current electricity in the world.


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Title: Broomfield: Changes Through Time   Author: Silvia Pettem
This well researched book takes you through the Broomfield community's nineteenth-century homesteading days, covers the emergence of a small but flourishing agricultural town and transportation corridor, explodes with the creation of Broomfield Heights, and brings you up-to-date on the community's growth and maturity as it faces the challenges of the twenty-first century.


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Title: Cabin And A Clothesline   Author: Laura Clock
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After many years, this classic and complete history of the people of the Upper North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River is back in print. Originally published in 1983, Cabin and a Clothesline brings us the history of the Ragged Mountain, Anthracite and Pilot Knob/West Muddy areas as related to the author by over 160 individuals as well as extensive research into existing materials.   Cabin and a Clothesline details the stories of cattle ranchers, prospectors, sheepherders, and homesteaders from the 1880's through the 1950's.   Everyone who wants a complete, detailed history of the Upper North Fork Valley should own this great reference book.


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Title: Cabin in Cripple Creek, A   Author: Sue Luxa
softbound
Children of Colorado Series
Ten-year-old Mary Haskins and her family catch the "gold fever" and head to Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1895 in search of gold.   Mary has many adventures while living in this small mining town, such as riding a "wild burro," witnessing two big fires that threaten to burn down the whole town, and exploring railroad cars filled with all kinds of surprises.   Mary's life in Cripple Creek is not all fun, though.   Her father unfortunately loses the family's savings to a dishonest man, but Mary saves the day by learning to pan for gold.


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Title: Calf In The Kitchen, A   Author: Elizabeth Gumbel Vorenberg
An excellent fast and easy read that will give the reader a true sense of what growing up on a family ranch in Colorado was all about.   This delightfully entertaining memoir brings to life the stern beauty of the Colorado terrain and provides a striking portrait of the people of that rugged country.


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Title: Chautauqua Centennial   Author: Silvia Pettem
"Imagine a curtain call with past and present performers lined up together on the stage of the Chautauqua Auditorium. The scene starts out quietly with a pretty Iroquios Indian poetress surrounded by Professor Pamahasika's exotic birds.   Then the audience is riveted as evangelist Billy Sunday jumps off the stage, shakes his fists, shouts, and damns all sinners to Hell.   A relieved crowd cheers for Rekab, "the magician" as he charges down the aisle on horseback after being tied up like Houdini and keeping his audience in suspense.
Off to one side, harpist Alberto Salvi plays with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, but has to compete with Metropolitan Opera star Madame Marie Rappold's singing of Ave Maria.   Bell ringers and yodelers add to the pandemonium.   Then, out from under the curtain, comes the "Birdman," whistling and chasing an imaginary peeping chicken.   The Mann Sisters join in the hunt with their lariats..."
This book features 100 years of programs starting in the late 1890's... the educated horse with the chalkboard... the Royal Russian Chorus... they're all here in this well written book about the Colorado Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder.


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Title: Chipeta - Queen of the Utes   Author: Cynthia S. Becker & P. David Smith
BIOGRAPHY/NATIVE AMERICAN
(softbound)
Chipeta became famous as Ute Chief Ouray's wife - a trusted confident and a beautiful companion.   Later she blossomed in her own right and whites and Utes alike sought her opinion. Although the title was first used as a derogatory remark, Chipeta was eventually regarded like a "queen" by both the whites and the Utes.   She was even talked about by the elite and the press of Washington, D.C.
Chipeta outlived Ouray by almost half a century.   During part of this time she was ignored, forgotten, and cheated by the whites, although immediately after Ouray's death she was courted by many suitors and men wrote poetry about her.   In her old age the whites honored her on many special occasions.   Although she could not have children of her own, she "adopted" many orphaned Utes.   Perhaps her greatest legacy was that through all that happened to her she did not become embittered and remained a humble, caring, loving person. Chipeta was a special individual who we would all do well to emulate.


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Title: Colorado Avalanche Disasters   Author: John W. Jenkins
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Avalanches have taken their toll on travelers, miners and skiers.   Avalanches cause more property damage, deaths, and injuries in Colorado than any other state in the Union, including Alaska.   In Colorado Avalanche Disasters you will learn of the sacrifices and despair of those who lost loved ones to Colorado's greatest avalanche disasters and the elation of those who survived them.   These true tales carry the reader throughout the mountains of Colorado - from the northern ranges to the southern San Juans.


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Title: Colorado Mining Stories   Author: Caroline Arlen
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Hazards, Heroics and Humor.
Most of the men and a few women who worked the mines talk about how much they love mining and in their next breath they tell about the horrific accidents that happened almost daily at the workplace.   Every time they entered the mine for their shift, they faced the very real possibility that they might not return home.   These miners put their lives on the line, hoping they would not be the next one to die or be maimed as a result of a cave-in, premature explosion or a falling slab.
Caroline Arlen spent two years traveling throughout the country interviewing people who worked in and around mines.   Glimpsing into their lives, Arlen found a breed of individuals who never thought of themselves as heroes or deserving of any special attention.   But Arlen knows a good story when she hears it as a result of her experience working for such prestigous magazines as Time, Sports Illustrated, and U.S. News & World Reports.   After reading these gritty, honest, and feisty stories, you will agree that they do deserve a place in the history of the American West.


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Title: Colorado Mountain Women   Author: Sherie Fox Schmauder
HISTORICAL FICTION - softbound
Surviving in the uncivilized mining camps was a day-to-day struggle for most of the women living in those makeshift communities of the late 1890's and early 1900's.   The stories included in "Colorado Mountain Women" convey many of their experiences.
"Gerta Trader had no use for men. She had been sprung out of civilization when her meek and long-suffering husband, Pete Trader, keeled over one morning in church back in Missouri.   She never looked back.   Now she sat by a campfire in the Colorado wilderness... and burned the last of her dresses."
"{Elaina} would leave this godless place somehow, and soon.   Before she left, the Reverend Haywood Beck would rue the day he made her his whore instead of his true wife."
This book vividly portrays the daily lives of several women and how they battled extreme weather conditions, isolation that could drive a person mad, disease that often took their children from them, poverty and starvation, and primitive living conditions.   All the stories are fictional, but all are based on women's actual experiences. The West would not have progressed and prospered without the strength, courage, and determination of such women.


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Title: Colorado: Yesterday & Today   Author: Joseph Collier & Grant Collier
This book was 130 years in the making.   The seeds for the book were planted in the mid-1880's by the Scottish-born photographer Joseph Collier.   Armed with his wooden view camera and a portable darkroom, he treked the Colorado Rockies photographing miners, street scenes, and the vast mountain scenery.
Nearly 100 years later, Collier's great-great-grandson, Grant Collier, embarked on a mission to recreate Joseph Collier's landscape photographs.
(Hardbound)


Available for $39.95


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Title: Corpse on Boomerang Road, The   Author: Maryjoy Martin
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On August 8, 1907, newspapers in Telluride, Colorado declared that the bones of William J. Barney had been recovered from a shallow grave on Boomerang Hill, thus proving the Telluride Miner's Union had butchered him in 1901.   Many mine owners, newspaper editors, and Pinkerton detectives claimed the union had inaugurated a reign of terro with Barney's slaying, a nightmare of brutality that would end only when the union men and their families were driven from the region and their leaders were hanging from the gallows.
The belief that the Miner's Union was a pack of assassins and its victims were numerous has endured for more than a hundred years.   Yet meticulous research has revealed no reign actually existed, and teh supposed victims were, in fact, ALIVE long after their alleged murders.


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Title: Cripple Creek Conflagrations   Author: Lester L. Williams, M.D.
FIRE!   On Saturday, Jennie LaRue fought with her boyfriend in the Central Dance Hall - and started the fire which destroyed much of the business district and many homes.
On Wednesday the kitchen of the Portland Hotel burst into flames from a grease fire.   When it was over 6,000 people were homeless and most of the business area was burned down.
This amazing illustrated account tells of the two devastating fires that took place in the same week in 1896 in Cripple Creek.


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Title: Denver Days   Author: Sue Luxa
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Childred of Colorado Series
When ten-year-old Katie O'Brien and her little brother arrive in Omaha, Nebraska in 1882 on the "Orphan Train" they are tragically split up between two different families.   Mrs. Neal picks Katie and eventually takes Katie to Denver where she has acquired a job caring for a well known black woman, Aunt Clara Brown.   The story shares many of Katie's extraordinary experiences: making a Christmans tree out of tumbleweeds, tasting her first ice cream soda, meeting her first Indian, and learning to ride a new invention   -   the bicycle.   The best thing that happens to Katie, though, is finding a new home with people who love and care about her.


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Title: Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson & Wyatt Earp   Author: E. Richard Churchill
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They weren't born in Colorado and only Doc Holliday died in Colorado, but a considerable portion of the careers of these famous men was spent in Colorado.   Bat and Doc were involved in the Royal Gorge Railroad War in 1878-79.   Bat became a peace officer in Trinidad.   Wyatt and Doc came to Pueblo just a few months after the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.   Doc was arrested in Denver but after his release the three men traveled their various ways to many of the Colorado mining towns, including Silverton, Leadville, Gunnison, Trinidad, Pueblo and Aspen.
This book tracks their trails throughout the state of Colorado.


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Title: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge: A Quick History   Author: Duane A. Smith
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"I've been working on the railroad, All the livelong day..."
Remember that song from your childhood?   Bring back memories?
You can still hear the locomotive, smell that smoke, and even brush those cinders out of your hair with the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge.
The lonesome whistle of folklore and legend can still be heard in the Animas Canyon.   This little volume is dedicated to those people who remember steam locomotives, have been fascinated with railroads in western history, or simply want to know more about an era that is gone.
This is the story of one short line that continues to steam ahead with the vigor of its youth.


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Title: Excursions From Peak to Peak   Author: Silvia Pettem
This book will give you a historical perspective of the settlement of the Peak to Peak region, from the mining camps and the railroads, to the tourists who came by train, stagecoach, Stanley steamer, and the automobile to see spectacular mountain scenery.
From Black Hawk and Central City to Estes Park, and everywhere in between, you'll be introduced to historic buildings and districts as well as the towns and people that made the area unique.


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Title: Fading Past: The Story of Douglas County   Author: Susan Consola Appleby
The Story of Douglas County... gathers the collective memory of Douglas County succinctly within its pages.   As the country struggles to come to terms with rampant growth, Susan Appleby capably provides an excellent guide to the past before it is gone, and to the future before it has come.


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Title: Father Struck It Rich   Author: Evalyn Walsh McLean
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"Daughter, I've struck it rich!"
Thomas Walsh discovered fabulous golden wealth in the historic Camp Bird Mine near Ouray, Colorado.   His daughter, Evalyn Walsh McLean, tells an engaging true story of the family that wanted for nothing.   The led a life of extravagance.   It enabled them to acquire possessions such as the Hope Diamond and the fabulous homes that hosted spectacular social functions and served as retreats for kings and presidents.


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Title: First Governor, First Lady   Author: Joyce B. Lohse
John & Eliza Routt stepped off the train in Denver City, Colorado Territory, in 1875.   By the time they died in 1907, Colorado had been a state for thirty-one years; John had served as governor for three terms and as Denver's mayor for one term, had become a "Bonanza King" and had overseen the construction of the new state capitol; Eliza had served as the first woman on the State Board of Agriculture, and had the distinction of being the first woman registered to vote in Colorado.   They were the right people, in the right place, at the right time.   Their enthusiastic commitment to public service left a legacy that reverberates today.


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Title: Glenwood Springs   Author: Jim Nelson
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The history of a Rocky Mountain resort, Glenwood Springs tells the history of nearby Glenwood Canyon, the geology of the surrounding mountains, interesting tidbits about some of its colorful inhabitants, and much more.   Its famous hot springs have been visited by humans for thousands of years. Whether it happened at Glenwood Springs 300 million years ago or yesterday, you'll probably find the information you're looking for about the resort and the area in this book.


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Title: Go To The Source   Author: William L. Virden & Mary G. Borg
Spiral bound.
This book helps anyone connect with 20th century U.S. history, through fascinating Colorado documents.   Each activity is based on a primary source - a photograph, letter, telegram, newspaper article, oral history account, or other resources.   Student get caught up in stories of real people and real events.   They will be fascinated by items like a turn of the century Aspen newspaper account of a teenage date gone wrong... a 1907 executive pardon of a Cripple Creek woman convicted of theft, complete with mug shots... a 1925 photo of Colorado women and children on a Ku Klux Klan parade float.. a Loveland pilot's letter to his wife from Vietnam... and much, much more.


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Title: Helen Hunt Jackson   Author: Mark I. West
In 1873, Helen Hunt Jackson left New England for a temporary stay in Colorado on the advice of her physician.   In Colorado Springs her health was restored, her literary career flourished, and the personal losses and grief she had suffered were assuaged by her marriage to William Sharpless Jackson.
Although initially reluctant to move to Colorado, she was struck by the beauty around her and became an enthusiastic spokesperson for the state.   She used her considerable literary talents to describe the wonders of her new surroundings for Eastern publications.
In this collection, Professor Mark West introduces the modern reader to Jackson's eloquent travel descriptions, fiction, and poetry.   These selections were written and published while she lived in Colorado Springs and have as their subject either frontier life in Colorado or the natural beauty of the area.


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Title: High Country Cowboys   Author: Ken Reyher
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The western cowboy faced a set of challenges that were totally different from his counterpart in Texas or even those brave men who worked the open plains of eastern Colorado.
Deep snows made it necessary to keep the cattle at lower elevations in the winter yet drought required they be driven back to the high country in the summer.   High water from spring runoffs or sudden mountain cloudbursts were also a problem.   But his largest challenge came from the terrain - steep mountain gullies and high mountain peaks could not only kill a cow but often kept them from being found.


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Title: History of Skiing in Colorado, A   Author: Abbott Fay
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Abbott Fay has done a marvelous job of tracking the history of what was originally a means of survival but which now is one of America's favorite sports.   Many photographs (90) and much new information makes this up-to-date and thorough book a must-have for all skiing enthusiasts!


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Title: I Never Knew That About Colorado   Author: Abbott Fay
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CAUTION!   This book contains rarely-known facts about Colorado:
Slavery after the Civil War
The man who wore out his coffin
Adolf Hitler's Colorado ranch
When it snowed ducks on I-70
Mark Twain and Denver censorship
The bombing of Colorado in World War II
A Colorado physician took out his own appendix
The Brown Palace has a crematorium
And many more intriguing and TRUE stories you've never heard before about Colorado.   For over five decades Abbot Fay has been dedicated to the vibrant history of Colorado, having written four books, hundreds of articles, and as a speaker and tour guide.   An adjunct professor with three Colorado colleges, he has gathered in this book little publicized or long forgotten fringes, each of which is unique to Colorado lore.


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Title: Ida: Her Labor of Love   Author: Carol Crawford McManus
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This is the true, expanded biography of a woman living in Colorado during the late 1800's.   Rich in details of what daily life was like during the pioneer times, this story enchants, amazes and illuminates the woman's role in civilizing the raw wilderness frontiers of the West.   Thirteen-year-old Ida vows to never have as many children as her mother, who dies in childbirth.   Married just two years later, she follows her husband from place to place.   Despite her vow, the babies arrive.   Her lifelong goal is to keep her family healthy and alive, not an easy task in the 1800's.
As you read this award winning and fascinating book, you will relive Ida's joys and sorrows and grow to know her as if she were a beloved member of your own family.


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Title: Illustrations of Historic Colorado   Author: Christian J. Buys
Illustrations of Historic Colorado is a beautiful and intriguing collection of over 250 nineteenth-century illustrations which create a stunning visual mosaic.   Before the dominance of the unblinking eye of the camera, it was the artist who allowed the reader to experience the indigenous people, the spectacular scenery, intrepid mountain men, mineral-crazed prospectors, and frenzied boom towns of Colorado.   However, their biases, prejudices and aspirations often appear in their creations.


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Title: Inn and Around Nederland   Author: Silvia Pettem
Nederland, Colorado, and its surrounding towns were shaped by mining, railroads, and tourism.   Silver was found in Caribou, gold in Eldora, and tungsten in the Nederland area. The narrow-guage "Switzerland Trail of America" wound its way north to Ward and south to Eldora, while the standard-guage "Moffat Road" crossed the Continential Divide west of Rollinsville at the "top of the world."
This book will be your guide to exploring the distinctive section of western Boulder County, and will introduce you to historic buildings from the Central City and Black Hawk districts to Estes Park... and everywhere in between.


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Title: Justina Ford Medical Pioneer   Author: Joyce B. Lohse
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Justina Ford, humanitariam and physician, was the first African American woman to practice medicine in Colorado.   In her 50 years of caring for women, she delivered more than 7,000 babies.
she always knew what she wanted.   She wanted to be a doctor, but she was born with two strikes against her.   She was a woman, and she was African American.
How this remarkable woman attained her goal and overcame these barriers makes for an amazing story.


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Title: Ladies of the Lamplight   Author: Kay Reynolds Blair
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Respectable society of the nineteenth century gave women little leeway when it came to supporting themselves.   Women who strayed from the accepted norm of the day soon found themselves outcasts, doomed to find their way in the bars and brothels of the West.
Many of these "fallen" women became dance hall girls, prostitutes, and madams - and a few adopted the lifestyles of gamblers, robbers and rustlers.
"Ladies of the Lamplight" tells the stories of some of these infamous women.   Their lives were fascinating, sad, funny, and even glamorous.
This revised edition has been expanded to include more women whose stories continue to captivate us and hold our attention into the wee hours of the night.


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Title: Lies, Legends & Lore of the San Juans   Author: Roger Henn
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Light and humorous stories from a master storyteller.
Roger Henn, Ouray, Colorado, native, relates tales of early miners, lost gold mines, life in the tiny San Juan mountain towns, boyhood adventures, and other delightful and informative lore about past times in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.   He also spins tall tales that have been handed down in the San Juans for generations.   Now these wonderful stories have been captured in print.
Did you know that early settlers had trouble keeping cats alive at high altitude or that snowsnakes and snow mosquitos roam the mountains in the winter? And do you know the sad, tragic story of Billy Nagle, a murderer and bootlegger in the San Juans during the depression?


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Title: Lost Journals of Charles S. Armstrong, The   Author: Christian J. Buys
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A young man's new life in the West.
The journals of Charles Armstrong offer the reader a rare glimpse of never-before-revealed details of an ordinary man in an extrodinary place.   Armstrong journeyed to Aspen where he built a cabin, searched for valuable minerals, worked as a surveyor, fished, trapped, enjoyed an active social life for a prospector, raised his own vegetables, and much more - all of which leaps at the reader from the pages of his journals.


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Title: Matchless   Author: Jane Candia Coleman
A passionate, compelling and magnificently authentic human drama based on the diary of the woman whose life it celebrates.   Written with incredible power and in a dazzling feat of story telling in the narrative of Horace Tabor and his wife, Augusta.   Of how they left Maine to seek their fortune and eded up in the mining camps of Colorado.   Of how Augusta prepared meals for miners and eventually opened up a store and became postmistress while raising their young son.
One day Augusta was at work in the store and Horace with a finger in every political pie, and the next they were rich as Midas.   From then on everything Horace Tabor touched turned to gold, or rather to silver.   It was then that their lives diverged.   After 20 years of hard work and unity, Augusta was renounced as an embarrassment by a man who had or could buy anything in the world.


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Title: Mi Colorado   Author: Mary G. Borg & William L. Virden
SPANISH VERSION
(See description under "MY COLORADO" English version)


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Title: Million Dollar Highway   Author: Marvin Gregory & P. David Smith
America's first National Scenic Highway, this breathtaking seventy-mile section of the San Juan Skyway winds along former stage roads, railroad grades, and pack trails as it crosses the heights of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.   Learn how the road was carved out of the cliffs, as well as the history of the ghost towns along the highway.   This popular travel/history guide will enchant and inform you.
(Hardbound with dust cover)


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Title: Million Miles in the Saddle, A   Author: Elaine Hale Jones
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"For 86 year old rancher Vernon "Vern" Hawks, an August day in 1999 was a reunion with a land and lifesyle he loved.   Mounting his horse Paleface, he headed up the trail he had ridden 70 years ago."
For over half a century, Vernon and Marie Hawks rode side by side in the saddle... as husband and wife... as partners in their ranching operation... and as stewards of a land they perhaps knew better than anyone else.   This is their story, from Olathe to rangeland at Cimarron and Blue Mesa.
The Elko Nevada Cattlemen's Association estimated that Vern and Marie had both ridden over a million miles in the saddle during their lifetime.


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Title: More That I Never Knew About Colorado   Author: Abbott Fay
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Abbot Fay's long awaited sequel to his best seller "I Never Knew That About Colorado."
Who was the official Colorado State liar?
What future movie star stole a locomotive in Golden?
How did the naughty nymphs shock Denver?
Did Tom Mix mix Tom Collins in Lamar?
Where do rare butterflies breed in Colorado?
Did Colorado reporters start the Boxer Rebellion?
A big herd of bachelor bulls; Denver's pigeon man; Rattlesnake Jake; underground bread-baking, and about a hundred other forgotten places and interesting events are included in this fascinating book.


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Title: Mountains of Silver   Author: P. David Smith
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Life in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District.
This is a colorful and varied tapestry that depicts the lives of prospectors who made the first rich strikes; the land promoters, speculators, and road-railroad-builders who capitalized on the frenzied rush to the area; and the motley collection of miners, lawyers, merchants, prostitutes, saloonkeepers, and freighters who attempted to profit from the boom of Red Mountain, one of Colorado's largest boom areas.
Though Red Mountain now lies silent, and only a handful of tumbledown buildings testifies to the area's former vitality, the bustle and excitement of the glory days come to life once more in the pages of this fascinating history.


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Title: My Colorado   Author: Mary G. Borg & William L. Virden
This hands-on activity book about Colorado makes history more interesting to elementary students.   Students write, color, complete challenging games, create, analyze, practice their critical thinking skills, and more.   Best of all, they learn to make connections between the past and their lives today.   "MY COLORADO" addresses fourth grade geography, history and earth science content standards for the State of Colorado.


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Title: One Golden Summer   Author: Sue Luxa
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Children of Colorado Series
A Ute Indian chief, a Pinkerton detective, a wild pig, a cantakerous burro, all help to keep mischievous Daniel Blair from getting bored in Golden, Colorado during the summer of 1873.   When not getting in trouble with his best friend, Daniel works at a store downtown to help his mother pay bills, since his father had recently been killed in a very suspicious accident.
Learn how Daniel helps to solve the mystery of his father's death and what it was like for a young boy living in the "Wild West."


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Title: Otto Mears and the San Juans   Author: E. F. Tucker
(softbound) BIOGRAPHY
A friend of Otto Mears described him this way: "Mr. Mears is a man who always said, 'I can'; and he did."
His accomplishments are mind-boggling.   Mears' trading business led directly to his building toll roads.   His newspapers touted Saguache, Ouray, and other towns to bring more business across his toll roads for his hardware stores.   His political contacts enhanced his friendship and ability to work with the Utes, but at the same time he was a supporter of the forces that pushed the Utes out of Colorado.   His railroads helped move his goods to distribution points, haul out ore from the mines and deliver it to his own and other's mills.   He used dirty politics to fight hard and sometimes viciously to prevent unionization of his railroad workers, but he was one of the first businessmen in the West to institute profit sharing with his employees in the mines.
A visionary, yes, enigmatic, no doubt, but also a man of his times.   Otto Mears was an adventurous, poor, uneducated and underprivileged immigrant from Russia who dreamed big dreams and made many of them come true.


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Title: Out of the Ordinary   Author: Michelle M. Barone
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A suspenseful story set in a Colorado mining town in the early part of the 20th century, followed by a section of primary source documents on the subject.
This story is based on the life of Julia, who saved her father and the other miners in the town from disaster, by her ingenious plan.   Much of the action takes place in the town's one-room schoolhouse, where the town bully makes Julia's life very difficult.   When Julia learns of the disaster at the Ludlow Mines, she is determined to keep her town's coal miners safe from harm.
The documents at the end of the book present much of the background material that author Michelle Barone used when creating this exceptional piece of historical fiction.
This book is highly recommended for grades 4-8 and those interested in Colorado history.


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Title: Parks and Mountains of Colorado, The   Author: Samuel Bowles
Samuel Bowles originally wrote this account of "a summer vacation, in saddle and camp, among the great Central Parks and Mountains" of Colorado in 1868 as a series of newspaper articles.   Collected in this book, his articles are credited with persuading a whole generation of Americans thata Colorado's rugged mountain scenery and invigoriating climate were fully equal to those of fabled Switzerland.
Editor James Pickering, president of the University of Houston, in his introduction and notes, provides the context for Bowle's encounters with Ute Indians and mountain explorers like John Wesley Powell, and for his vivid descriptions of Colorado's mountains, rivers, mining towns, and the then fledgling cities of Denver and Boulder.
(This rare book is no longer in print and we have the last copies available.)


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Title: Pawnee Country   Author: Ernestine Koenig
Spiral Bound - 8" x 11"
Last 1500 copies in print

Working in conjunction with the Pawnee Historical Society Ernestine Koenig has successfully compiled historical and family records of the area surrounding and including the 12 towns between Cheyenne, Wyoming and Sterling... Arcola, Campstool, Carpenter, Grover, Sligo, Keota, Buckingham, Raymer, Stoneham, and Willard as well as Hereford (once in Wyoming, now in Colorado).   Includes many rare records and photos from many years ago.   Indexed by family name, and included is the history of the early settlement years of this area leading up to 1945.


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Title: Posey's Spurs   Author: Howard E. Greager
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Howard Greager brings true western history, well documented and well researched in this fascinating book.   Relive the West's past through these true stories of Mancos Jim (the only man tough enough to wear Paiute Chief Posey's spurs), murderers, bank robbers (including Butch Cassidy). the largest manhunt in western Colorado's history, and more.
The author spent two years researching the tales and many of them come directly from families of the men involved.   Meet tough and rough cowboys and other men who toiled to survive in southwest Colorado, at a time when the guns still settled arguments and death was only two steps away.


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Title: Prospecting Our Past   Author: Harrison S. Cobb
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson would have been proud of author Harrison S. Cobb.   His research in tracing the histories and sites of Boulder County mills equals theirs in solving some of their famous mysteries.   This is more than research, however. In the truest meaning of the words the book is a labor of love.   Not only are the records hard to find, the sites have all but disappeared, overrun by a twentieth century that little appreciates what once transpired in the mountains along the streams.
Sit back, read and enjoy, then perhaps take the book in hand and take to the field to see the sites explored in this book and retrace the steps of past generations.


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Title: Quick History of Grand Lake, A   Author: Michael M Geary
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Located high in the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 8,369 feet, Grand Lake is Colorado's largest natural body of water, and now one of Colorado's favorite resorts, including the Grand Lake Lodge.   It has been attracting humans to its shores for thousands of years.   "A Quick History of Grand Lake" presents a concise and interesting account of the people and events that have influenced the human history of Grand Lake and its immediate vicinity.


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Title: Quick History of Idaho Springs, A   Author: Beth Simmons
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As the casual observer whizzes by today on I-70, it is hard to imagine Idaho Springs and Clear Creek County as the place in the wilderness where the Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 began.   However, tales of men who made millions in the golden era of mining around Idaho Springs are as abundant as the remains of the gold mines that liberally dot the landscape around town.   In addition, today's visitors still take pleasure in its hot mineral springs and wonderful scenery.
Idaho Springs is now a National Historic District and much of the legacy of a time gone by, still remains in both the town proper and its nearby mines.


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Title: Quick History of Leadville, A   Author: Christian J. Buys
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Chronicles the fascinating history of Leadville, Colorado - the boom town of boom towns - from the 1860's to the present.   Every page brings to life those former days:   the arrival of the first prospectors, the booming mining era, the near mythical saga of the Tabors, the silver crash, the Crystal Carnival with magnificent ice palace, the anarchy caused by the miners' strikes, the rise and fall of the railroads, Camp Hale and its famous 10th Mountain Division, Climax's rise and demise, the Environmental Protection Agency's cleanup efforts, and more... much more.   Includes over 90 photographs and illustrations, many published here for the first time.


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Title: Quick History of Ouray, A   Author: P. David Smith
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The history of "Ouray - Gem of the Rockies" is a fascinating tale of the typical boom and bust cycles of all of Colordo's major mining towns.   Silver brought the first prospectors to the beautiful valley, but gold kept Ouray from becoming a ghost town after the Silver Crash of 1893.   The town rebounded due to demand for metals during World War I and II but slipped into an economic depression after each war.   Although tourism was always important, in the 1970's it became more vital to the economy, and the town has continued to grow and prosper since that time.   The abandoned ghost towns and mining relics that litter the local hillsides can be seen by anyone traveling the jeep trails interlacing the local mountains, which contain some of the most amazing scenery in the world.


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Title: Road To Riches   Author: Cathy Clamp & C.T. Adams
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The Great Railroad Race to Aspen!   From political backstabbing to multiple levels of saboteurs, "Road to Riches" is a narrative tale of hard-working, proud men of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad who were involved in a race against the Colorado Midland to become the first to reach Aspen.   The winner would not only acquire the market for the traveling tourist, but also the valuable freight contracts for the silver and coal found in the area.
In 1887, a retired Union Army Colonel, Luke Ballister, was appointed by the D&RG Railroad to boss one of the roughest crews in history - a 1,000-man multi-cultural railroad gang to lay track through the rugged and dangerous Glenwood Canyon and then along the Roaring Fork Valley to Aspen.   They battled the elements, rockslides, race clashes, and saboteurs.   More historic than fiction, "Road to Riches" chronicles the actual events that helped open the West to further exploration and settlement.


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Title: San Juan Gold   Author: Duane A. Smith
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A mining engineer's adventures (1879-1881) sheds new light on Colorado mining history.
The well known letters of Eben Olcott reveal a very different side of the rough and rowdy mining frontier that dominated Colorado in the 1880's.   There is plenty of history in "San Juan Gold', but unlike the traditional stereotype, the reader will find that Olcott searches out the cultural and religous centers of each booming mining camp.   Much of his time was spent at the famous Ute-Ulay Mine near Lake City as well as the North Star Mine, high above Silverton.


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Title: Sense of Place, A   Author: Joe Wise
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Perk Vicker's father moved to Lake City, Colorado in 1888.   In just two generations the story of their lives in this special place spans over 115 years.
Perk tells his story and the story of Lake City as no other person could.   He has been a rancher, miner, politician, dude ranch operator, heavy equipment operator, and much more.   The story of his family parallels the historical growth of Colorado.   This book is the story of a unique man, a close-knit family, a way of life, the changes experienced during the entire twentieth century, and a special place in the beautiful San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.


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Title: Separate Lives: The Story of Mary Rippon   Author: Silvia Pettem
Amazingly, this is the only book ever written about Mary Rippon, founding mother of the University of Colorado.   As Colorado History Professor at the University of Colorado at Denver wrote, "A love child in academe, a mysterious child fathered by a student, seems incredible baggage for the university's first woman professor, a spinster whom university President Joseph Sewall praised for her 'exhaulted womanhood.' In these pages you will find an amazing woman who lived life to the fullest, shattering the mold in which nineteenth century men wrapped women.   Beautifully written and carefully researched and told, this story is vivid and unforgettable."


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Title: Silver and Sawdust   Author: Ken Reyher
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"Silver and Sawdust" gives the reader an intimate look at the day-to-day lives of the men and women who lived in the booming San Juan mining camps of the late 1880's - the glory years of the San Juan silver boom.   The stories tell of how the miners worked, played, raised families, and died in the midst of some of the most awesome scenery in the world.
From tents and shacks to thriving cities with telephones and electric lights, "Silver and Sawdust" give the reader and intimate look at one of Colorado's most colorful boom areas.


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Title: Story of Gold Hill Colorado, A   Author: Mabel Guise Montgomery
An accurate and well-written account of the development of Colorado's first mining community.   Author, Mabel Guise Montgomery, was born in Gold Hill in 1885. Her father, James Guise, was a miner, while her mother, Hannah Spaulding Guise was the town's first schoolteacher.   Mabel married local grocer Ralph Montgomery.   She died in 1956.
This book was brought back to life by author Silvia Pettem... "Although every old timer I talked to was familiar with this booklet, finding a copy of the orginal was hard to do.   I am grateful to Bud and Darlene Walter for loaning me their only copy to make this reprint possible."
Chapters in this rare reprint include "Gold Discovered", "The Forest Fire of 1860", "The Flood and Fire of 1894", "A Mine Disaster", "Glimpses of Early Gold Hill People" and many more intriguing historical accounts.


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Title: Sunset Slope   Author: Wilson Rockwell
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True epics of western Colorado.
The Western Slope of Colorado is one of the most historic areas in all of the American West.   Wilson Rockwell, a graduate of Stanford University, former State Senator, rancher and well-known historian, has collected twenty-two true and dramatic tales which have become classics among story tellers of Colorado.   Since age-old stories sometimes lose their authenticity, Rockwell also spent many years of research to restore them to their original versions.   Included are many interesting photographs and useful footnotes.


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Title: Taos Massacres, The   Author: John Durand
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On a January morning 156 years ago an armed mob in Taos, New Mexico killed the American governor and several government officials.   The mob then hunted down every American in the area.   The violence resulted in a vigorous military campaign to put down what became a full-fledged rebellion.
Durand's novel includes a chronology of events and several battle diagrams from the official military history of the campaign to put down the rebellion.
In an afterward to his novel Durand also identifies an American soldier who murdered an Indian prisoner and then was abetted in his desertion and escape.   The soldier was never brought to justice for his crime.
This novel is the result of years of research and writing to render this gripping, historically accurate account of the rebellion of 1847 and its bloody aftermath.


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Title: Tomboy Bride   Author: Harriet Fish Backus
Around the turn of the twentieth century, Harriet Fish at the age of 20 hopped on a train in Oakland and headed to Denver to begin a new life with her fiancee George Backus.   After the young couple was married, they excitedly began their new lives together. Their first journey took them above the town of Telluride near the Tomboy Mines at 11,800 feet, where they made their first home.
Harriet Fish Backus writes about her life as an assayer's wife and true pioneer of the West with heart-felt emotion and vivid detail.   Share her amusing and often challenging experiences in the high San Juan Mountains on the cost of northern British Columbia; in the heart of Idaho; and in Leadville, Colorado the city in the clouds.


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Title: Town Is Born, A   Author: E.J.
"Where the air is thin... and the wind blows free...and the mountains touch the sky... a town is born...
This companion piece to the full length 60 minute video by the same name describes how South Park City was created, where the ideas cam from, how the buildings were moved and a short background on the ghost towns that are represented in these buildings.   Includes photos of the buildings as some were moved down 20% grades and over passes and streams.
It is truly the amazing story of how the famous South Park City Museum was conceived, organized and finally built.


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Title: Uncompahgre - A Guide To The Uncompahgre Plateau   Author: Muriel Marshall
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Tour Colorado's biggest mountain and best kept secret.
(Ute word meaning "Where Water Makes Red Rock")
This book tells about one of Colorado's little visited, yet magnificent scenic routes.   The Uncompahgre Plateau is a flat topped mountain - Colorado's largest in terms of square feet.   It extends from Grand Junction to Ridgway with nearly 2,000 square miles of slashing canyons, weird geology, lush trees, and vast horizons.
Whether traveling by foot, auto or armchair, the engaging book will direct you along the easy, rim-top road of the Uncompahgre.   The author takes numerous side trips and gives you the history of such appealing places as Snowbelly Ridge, Nasty Park and Tongue of Salvation, and describes stories of cowboy hardships, pioneer adventures, outlaw escapades and Indian humor.


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Title: Uncompahgre Country   Author: Wilson Rockwell
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Life in southwest Colorado.
"Uncompahgre Country" tells the stories of the towns and the people of the area drained by the Uncompahgre River and its adjacent lands - a vast area that includes 14,000 foot peaks, thick evergreen forests, fertile irrigated valleys, and deserted wastelands.   Many of the towns are now gone, but the author emphasizes not the past, but a way of life.


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Title: Utes: A Forgotten People, The   Author: Wilson Rockwell
(softbound - back in print after many years)
When prospectors arrived in present-day Colorado in 1858, it was the Utes with whom they had to contend.   They had inhabited this part of the Rocky Mountains for centuries.   Wilson Rockwell's "The Utes: A Forgotten People" is the first overall history of the Ute tribe.   It has been used as the primary source of research for every book on the Utes written since.   It includes many photographs and most of the major Ute treaties as well as many useful footnotes.


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Title: Vallecito Country   Author: Dottie Warlick
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"Vallecito Country" encompasses a valley in southwestern Colorado that represents a microcosm of what happened throughout most of the West.   The small valley experienced nomadic tribes searching for food, Europeans searching for gold, and homesteaders and ranchers searching for a livelihood.   But Vallecito also experienced a major development that would change this quiet place forever.   In order to control flooding and to provide needed water for irrigating crops, a dam was built that not only was a tremendous help for the ranchers and farmers, but also brought yet another industry to the area, tourism.
After living in Vallecito for a number of years and hearing almost forgotten stories of the Valley's early days from her husband's family and other old timers, Dottie Warlick felt compelled to try to preserve the treasure of information that would otherwise be forever lost with the passage of time.   Her extensive research resulted in stories about many families, including the Utes, that settled this region; the building of the Vallecito Dam; and the disastrous 2002 Missionary Ridge fires.


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Title: Visit With the Tomboy Bride, A   Author: Duane A. Smith
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Harriet Fish Backus provided us with fascinating glimpses into an era long gone in her classic book "Tomboy Bride."   In "A Visit With The Tomboy Bride", the well-known Colorado historian Duane Smith gives us a futher look into her adventurous life at the Tomboy Mine, high above Telluride, Colorado.
Harriet wrote to Duane after he reviewed her book in 1970, starting a correspondance that continued until her death.   The result was a potpourri of Harriet Backus' life and those of some of her friends, at the Tomboy Mine, who wrote to her after her book was published, and whose letters were shared by Harriet.   This book is not intended to replace "Tomboy Bride", but to supplement what she wrote.
This books takes the reader on a gratifying and exciting trip into another era... a wonderful vista of times gone by.   It is the story of an amazing woman, a wonderful wife and mother, her fascinating friends, and her adventerous life above timberline high in the rugged San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado.


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Title: Warriors, Widows & Orphans   Author: Kay Beth Faris-Avery
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Historical Fiction.
The bittersweet histories of the early settlers of southern Colorado are vividly portrayed through the various stories included in this exciting book.   Kay Beth Avery has built upon tall tales recounted by wandering Indian tribes, Spanish conquistadors, murderous outlaws, railroad saboteurs, cowpunchers, labor union activitists, and battle-hardened soldiers. To these she has added a battery of facts, accurate depictions of each setting, and a little imagination to reconstruct the stories of the men and women who populated this fascinating region.
History comes alive through the use of fictional narrators for each story, thus providing the reader with a unique perspective of the fascinating events that took place in the region encompassing the wondrous Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range and the Spanish Peaks.


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Title: West of the Divide, East of the Desert   Author: Elaine Hale Jones
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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which lies nearly midway between the Continential Divide and the desert country of the Colorado/Utah border, is unique among the canyons of the Western United States.   While others may be deeper or grander in scope, the Black Canyon is the only one which combines sheer depth, steepness and narrowness in an "ever changing pageant of rugged grandeur and majestic beauty.
Today, preserved as the nation's 55th national park, the Black Canyon Gorge remains as one of the few "primitive recreational areas" in the country, offering visitors a sense of unspoiled wilderness and a glimpse into the very earliest beginnings of life on earth.
This book details the geologic as well as human history (railroad surveys, early day river runners, etc.) surrounding the Black Canyon of the Gunnison


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Title: Wilderness Wanderers   Author: Ken Reyher
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The 1776 expedition of Dominguez & Escalante!   In late July 1776, two Franciscan priests set out with a few other men to find an overland route from Santa Fe to the Spanish missions at Monterey Bay on the California coast.   They had only the idea that they would travel basically north into what is now Colorado until they could turn and go west to the Pacific Ocean.   Little did they know the trials and tribulations they would undergo, but they had faith that their God would take care of them as they did His work.   They ran out of food and were forced to eat several of their horses.   Their Indian guides abandonded them.   Finally they cast lots and decided to return to Santa Fe through hostile Indian territory.   The trip lasted five and half months.   Most of the time they were technically lost.   They not only explored a vast new land, but they made remarkably accurate maps of their journey.
Besides extensive historical research, Ken Reyher physically retraced the 1,700 mile route of Escalante and Dominguez.


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Title: You Hang Him   Author: Les Messamer
This is a short compilation of unique interviews conducted in Chaffee County on it's 100th annivesary in 1979 by local radio commentator, teacher and newspaper reporter Les Messamer, concerned that much of the history known by many local residents would go with them to their graves.

These stories are sure to amuse you...


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