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Colorado : a historical atlas / Thomas J. Noel.

Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob) [Browse]
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Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, [2015]
xii, 356 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 31 cm
Summary note:
"This thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994, is chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, with new topics, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a bibliography of best books on Colorado, as well as useful lists of relevant tourist attractions. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Colorado's spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The book's eight parts survey natural Colorado (from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals), history (from prehistoric peoples to twentieth-century military sites), mining and manufacturing (from the gold rush to alternative energy sources), agriculture (including wineries and brewpubs), transportation (from stagecoach lines to light rail), modern Colorado (from the New Deal to the present, a fascinating category that includes politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons), recreation (covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies), and tourism (another broad category that includes historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries). In short, this book has information--and surprises--that anyone interested in Colorado will relish"-- Provided by publisher.
Rev. ed.of: Historical atlas of Colorado, [1993]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: The highest state -- Natural Colorado. Location ; Rivers ; Landforms ; The 14,000-foot peaks ; Climate ; Wet and dry years ; Natural vegetation ; Animals / by Thomas Andrews ; Dinosaurs / by Martin Lockley -- Hidtory to 1876. The first Coloradans ; Mesa Verde ; Native American tribes ; Spanish and French explorers ; U.S. explorers ; Fur traders ; Mexican land grants ; Territorial disputes ; Boundary and interior surveys ; The public domain ; Colorado as part of Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, and New Mexico territories ; The seventeen original counties ; County evolution ; County seats, past and present ; Military and private forts, 1807-1900 ; Indian wars ; Massacre at Sand Creek / by Pam Milavec ; 1876 statehood and the 1880s boom -- Mining and manufacturing. Metallic mineral deposits ; Gold rush, 1858-1870s ; Mapping the Gold rush / by Wesley A. Brown ; Silver boom, 1870s-1893 ; The San Juans ; Cripple Creek gold ; Lost mines, buried treasures, and mine tours ; Oil and gas ; Coal ; Major extractive industries ; Alternative energy ; Major manufacturers and employers / by Nicholas John Wharton -- Agriculture. Water and aquifers / by Rudi Hartmann ; Major water diversions and reservoirs ; Livestock ; Ranches ; Agricultural crops ; Major agricultural industries ; Breweries and brewpubs ; Wineries ; Agricultural ghost towns -- Transportation. Passable passes ; Major stagecoach lines ; Pioneer railroads ; Major railroads, 1880-2013 ; Surviving passenger railroads ; Metro Denver rail system ; Highways ; Bicycling / by James Whiteside ; Aviation -- Modern Colorado. New Deal projects ; World War II and the Cold War ; County population trends ; Urban population growth ; Denver and suburbs ; U.S. Congressional districts ; State legislative districts ; Lynchings and legal executions / by Stephen J. Leonard ; Prisons / by Stephen J. Leonard -- Recreation. National forests, grasslands, monuments, and parks ; Recreation, wildlife, and wilderness areas ; State parks and natural areas ; Snow sports and ski resorts / by Rudi Hartmann ; Hot springs ; Sports and sports stars ; Literary locales ; Libraries / by Richard Akeroyd ; Movies filmed in Colorado / by David Emrich ; Hospitable landmarks -- Tourism. Tourist attractions ; National historic landmarks, sites, and districts ; Denver historic districts ; Pikes Peak tourism ; Colorado ethnic groups / by Dana EchoHawk ; Labor history ; Women's history / by Gail M. Beaton ; Sacred sites ; History museums ; Denver metro museums ; Specialized museums ; Higher education ; Color-oddities ; Cemeteries -- Best books on Colorado -- About the author and contributors.
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