Berthoud Pass, Colorado (Images of America Series)

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Since its official discovery in 1861 by Ed Berthoud and mountain man Jim Bridger, Berthoud Pass has been an important transportation route over the Continental Divide. At more than 11,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, and coupled with its large number of switchbacks, it has become one of the most beautiful and widely used mountain passes in the West. Henry Ford's inexpensive Model T opened up America to the masses and in the 1920s, following early struggles in road development, a successful construction project ...
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Overview


Since its official discovery in 1861 by Ed Berthoud and mountain man Jim Bridger, Berthoud Pass has been an important transportation route over the Continental Divide. At more than 11,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains, and coupled with its large number of switchbacks, it has become one of the most beautiful and widely used mountain passes in the West. Henry Ford's inexpensive Model T opened up America to the masses and in the 1920s, following early struggles in road development, a successful construction project gave way to the Golden Age of Automobile Touring. A solid road, US Highway 40, was paved in 1938 that opened the West to a wave of tourists during the 1940s and 1950s. Berthoud Pass's steep terrain and abundant snow provides access to some of Colorado's best skiing and snowboarding activities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738575292
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/19/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,393,065
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Local historian Ben M. Dugan has researched and gathered photographs on Berthoud Pass for many years. Growing up in the small town of Empire at the eastern foot of Berthoud Pass has given him a unique insight into the background and history of the area. This book includes many never-before-seen historical photographs from the author's private collection, as well as those from friends, libraries, private donors, and historical entities. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to all.
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