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Title: History of Cripple Creek District Penned in New Book
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
PRLog (Press Release) - Jun 09, 2011 - New from Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series is The Cripple Creek District. In over 200 vintage photographs, the Cripple Creek District Museum shares the history of the area taking readers on a journey down memory lane.
As one of the last major boomtowns created from gold rushes in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the Cripple Creek District located just west of Pikes Peak became home to thousands of men, women and children from dozens of nationalities from around the world. They struggled to establish homes in the rugged and sometimes inhospitable environment of high-altitude gold camp life.
The need for a modicum of civilization's amenities in this roughneck enclave, which eventually became the Teller County seat, was stunted by mining's inherent injuries and illness, the harsh mountain winters, great fires that destroyed many area towns and debilitating labor strikes. More than a century of pioneer living is represented in this evocative tour through famous and infamous local history, from the early settlers to the descendants and residents who still call the Cripple Creek District home.
Highlights of The Cripple Creek District:
• The images in the book constitute nearly 60 years of photographs donated to the Cripple Creek District Museum.
• The images were hand-selected by Museum Staff and the Board of Directors from over 10,000 photographs in the Museum archives and many have never been published before.
• Readers can see, through the Museum's eyes, an accurate portrayal of a Colorado gold rush, Victorian lifestyles and the importance of transportation.
• The book will appeal to 1631828978 genealogists, history buffs and fans of the Cripple Creek District that span worldwide.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com