Bayou Salado: The Story of South Park, Revised Edition

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First published in 1966, Bayou Salado is an engaging look at the history of a high cool valley in the Rocky Mountains. Now known as South Park, Bayou Salado once attracted Ute and Arapaho hunters as well as European and American explorers and trappers. Virginia McConnell Simmons's colorful accounts of some of the valley's more notable residents - such as Father Dyer, the skiing Methodist minister-mailman, and Silver Heels, the dancer who lost her legendary beauty while tending to the ill during a small pox ...

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Overview

First published in 1966, Bayou Salado is an engaging look at the history of a high cool valley in the Rocky Mountains. Now known as South Park, Bayou Salado once attracted Ute and Arapaho hunters as well as European and American explorers and trappers. Virginia McConnell Simmons's colorful accounts of some of the valley's more notable residents - such as Father Dyer, the skiing Methodist minister-mailman, and Silver Heels, the dancer who lost her legendary beauty while tending to the ill during a small pox epidemic - bring the valley's storied past to life.

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"South Park is as interesting a sample of western American history as you can find anywhere. And this is as interesting a book about South Park as you can find."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870816703
  • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 865,478
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia McConnell Simmons is the author of The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (UPC) and The San Luis Valley: Land of the Six-Armed Cross (UPC), as well as hundreds of articles for journals, magazines, and newspapers.

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Table of Contents

I The Virgin Land 13
II The Indian Hunting Ground 21
III The Ancient Quests in a New Land 32
IV Mining: 1859-1860 62
V Mining: 1860-1870 77
VI "In the Hands of Hard Men in an Evil Hour" 114
VII Mining: 1871 to the Present 120
VIII A Half Century of Railroading 169
IX The Salt Works 207
X The Bountiful Ranch Land 214
Acknowledgments 257
Bibliography 258
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    WONDERFUL

    A great book on COlorado history. The native Americsn stories are fab. Some stories even comical.

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