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Summit: A Gold Rush History of Summit County, Colorado

Billiland, Mary Ellen

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ISBN 10: 096036241X / ISBN 13: 9780960362417
Published by Self Published and Printed on the Alpenrose Press, Silverthome, CO, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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336 pages. Inscribed and signed by the author on half title page. Dust jacket shows very slight rubbing, though remains bright and clean. Jacket is now protected in a clear mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 032445

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Title: Summit: A Gold Rush History of Summit County...

Publisher: Self Published and Printed on the Alpenrose Press, Silverthome, CO

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Cloth - Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Inscribed and Signed By the Author

Edition: Second Edition.

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A lively gold rush history of Summit County, Colorado which has been designated a Best Seller by Colorado bookstores. Narrow-gauge alpine railways, Ute Indians, lusty mine camps, the 1860s birth of now-famous local ski towns and self guided mine tours all highlight this classic history. A parade of larger-than-life characters march across its pages--people like dredge king Ben Stanley Revett and Colorado's famed Snowshoe Itinerant, John Lewis Dyer, the skiing preacher. Saints and sinners (mostly sinners) lead the parade of prospectors, claimjumpers, shyster lawyers, shady ladies and hard-working miners who scaled the high mountain passes to create the history this book records.

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Three hundred thirty six detail-packed, richly-illustrated pages make this book a great buy. Unlike most books which start strong then fizzle after a couple of years, SUMMIT started strong and has continued to enjoy solid support from Colorado history readers year after year. SUMMIT stands as the first and only complete history of Summit County, Colorado's past. The book is written for local residents and the area's many winter and summer visitors. SUMMIT is not a scholarly tome, but a readable, entertaining and informative history.

SUMMIT features: . . . Nineteen detail-packed chapters . . . Nearly 100 pictures, most antique 1800s photographs . . . Rich design, spiced with century old drawings The book explores the early days of Summit's first explorers, camps with nomad Ute Indians here, follows the beaver men who came seeking pelts and found glittering metal. August 10, 1859 marked the Blue Valley's first official gold strike. Breckenridge sprang up to house a horde of prospectors and other towns followed. SUMMIT takes you up and over the old high passes, along the 1880's narrow-gauge rail routes and on jeep tours of the area's historic mines. The book highlights the county's colorful characters, reports on its crusading newspapers, and, finally, witnesses the birth pangs of Summit skiing. Timed to celebrate the town centennials of Breckenridge, Frisco, Montezuma and Dillon, SUMMIT offers a lively look backward at each, plus histories of dozens more old-time Summit communities.

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