Funiculars of Golden Colorado

Funiculars of Golden Colorado

by Barb Warden
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Funiculars of Golden Colorado by Barb Warden, Jesse Crock

Funicular railways were popular tourist attractions in early 1900s America. The spread of railroads over the previous half-century had provided new-found freedom to visit other parts of the country. In hilly or mountainous locations, funiculars—or incline railways—offered an easy and exciting way to reach the heights and admire the best views.

This book tells of two funiculars built in Golden Colorado, in 1912 and 1913. Their popularity rose and fell in a very short time, because in that same period, the automobile was coming into wide use. Convenient as rail travel was, the touring public soon found that driving themselves was even better. Discover an enchanting interlude in Golden Colorado's history!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015738445
Publisher: Golden Dot Com
Publication date: 12/12/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 44
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Barb Warden has lived on the slopes of South Table Mountain for about half of her life. Curiosity about the funiculars finally led her to research them through antique postcards, historic photos, and old newspaper accounts. The resulting tale of the rise and fall of Golden's funiculars is told through this book: The Funiculars of Golden Colorado.

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