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A Gold Rush History of Summit County, Colorado
25th Anniversary Edition
New! 512 pages; 250
New! Summit ranch history and local cowboy tales
New! Then and Now Photographic Section
New! 30 history-packed chapters
New! Bumpy start of summit ski mountains
Order New Gift Edition
(Special features: Custom Smythe-sewn binding, gold-foil embossed, cloth cover and sturdy 4-color dust jacket, elegant gloss paper)
A superb book...informative, useful and entertaining...Exhaustively researched and engagingly written. Colorado State University's James E. Hansen II
SUMMIT's story is as rich as the gold rush the book describes. Narrow-gauge alpine railways, nomad Ute Indians, lusty mine camps, the 1860s birth of now-famous ski towns and self-guided mine tours all highlight this classic history.
A parade of larger-than-life characters capture the reader's imagination--people like Snow Shoe Itinerant John Lewis Dyer, the skiing preacher. A host of intriguing personalities, the prospector, the claim jumper who trailed him, the shyster lawyer who came on his heels, shady lady right behind and hard-working miner, shopkeeper and civil servant, all created the history this book records.
In SUMMIT, you'll find:
Native Americans - the mountain-dwelling Ute Indians
Early Explorers - the first adventurers to see the land
Prospectors - the '59ers
Mining Moguls - the flashy promoters of the 1880s and 90s
Stagecoach Drivers -on North America's highest Rocky Mountain crossing
Railroad Men - captains of the narrow-gauge
Pioneer Women - "There's a gal in the gulch!"
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