Guide to the Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps

Guide to the Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps

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by Perry Eberhart, Philip Eberhart
     
 


"This is not a history book. Rather it is a directory of towns, and compilation of known information about those towns. In undertaking the stud, I was amazed at the amount of legend and contradictory information Colorado history has collected in just one hundred years. Who was it that said: 'History is the perpetuation of saleable gossip'? (Perhaps,…  See more details below

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"This is not a history book. Rather it is a directory of towns, and compilation of known information about those towns. In undertaking the stud, I was amazed at the amount of legend and contradictory information Colorado history has collected in just one hundred years. Who was it that said: 'History is the perpetuation of saleable gossip'? (Perhaps, nobody has said it yet. In that case, it's mine, all mine.)

"As of this moment, this is the most complete compilation of Colorado mining towns — ghost or going — available.

"For the fourth edition, over 100 towns have been added. Also, I have included a new chapter (XXVI. Addendum, page 466), the first couple of pages of which can well be read as a second Preface to the book."

— Perry Eberhart, Preface, 1959 and 1969

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“Written as a general guide for people searching out ghost towns in Colorado, this book covers each region of the state where silver or gold was mined. . . . Easy to follow directions and good sketch maps locating all the sites are included. The book contains an overview of what the ghost town tourist can expect to find at each site, and the writing is an engaging blend of history, anecdote, and legend, the result of much research.”
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804001403
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1969
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
656,150
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author


Perry Eberhart was a social worker, teacher, reporter, editor, environmental activist and respected author. He collected stories about the history of Colorado and the West for more than 30 years.

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