Pioneers of the Colorado Parks

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The exciting frontier history of the Colorado mountains can be found in these true stories from the North, Middle, and South Parks of Colorado.  Native Americans, trappers, miners, settlers, lawmen and criminals are all found in these true stories that represent the history of the settlement of Colorado.

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Overview


Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press

The exciting frontier history of the Colorado mountains can be found in these true stories from the North, Middle, and South Parks of Colorado.  Native Americans, trappers, miners, settlers, lawmen and criminals are all found in these true stories that represent the history of the settlement of Colorado.

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Folio

"The individual tales, regardless of where they occur, or in which of the three parks, often illustrate those characteristics that made frontier life very hard, indeed. The story of how Peg Leg Smith's name came to be will make many a reader wince, and while the winters of a century ago may not have really been worse, they certainly seem so in the retelling, and winter played a prominent role in the lives of these early Colorado inhabitants."—Folio
Booknews
Presents compact, nicely written profiles of unusual individuals who settled the open meadows of the Rocky Mountains that were known as North, Middle, and South Parks. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780870043819
  • Publisher: Caxton Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 275
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Dr. Richard C. Barth is an ecologist who teaches environmental science courses at Front Range Community College and Denver University.  He has authoried three technical books and numerous articles based on his environmental research.
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