Author: Carl Abbott
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
Since 1976, newcomers and natives alike have learned about the rich history of the magnificent place they call home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. In the fifth edition, coauthors Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel incorporate recent events, scholarship, and insights about the state in an accessible volume that general readers and students will enjoy. The new edition tells of conflicts, shifting alliances, and changing ways of life as Hispanic, European, and African American settlers flooded into a region that was already home to Native Americans. Providing a balanced treatment of the entire state’s history—from Grand Junction to Lamar and from Trinidad to Craig—the authors also reveal how Denver and its surrounding communities developed and gained influence. While continuing to elucidate the significant impact of mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism on Colorado, the fifth edition broadens and focuses its coverage by consolidating material on Native Americans into one chapter and adding a new chapter on sports history. The authors also expand their discussion of the twentieth century with updated sections on the environment, economy, politics, and recent cultural conflicts. New illustrations, updated statistics, and an extensive bibliography including Internet resources enhance this edition.
Jolie Anderson's collection of wild west tales focuses on the early frontier history of Colorado's plains and includes a look at some of the state's early pioneers like the "59ers" who promoted the state through travel guides and newspapers, exaggerating tales of gold discovery and even providing inaccurate maps to promote settlement in the plains; the perils of living and traveling the major gold routes the town of Julesburg relocated four times in a decade; feuds; Indian fights; outlaws, and even early rodeo history. These stories and events shaped the Colorado territory and are a rich glimpse into the early history of the state.
Author: Stephen J. Leonard, Thomas Jacob Noel
Author: University Press of Colorado, Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, David G. McComb
"Since 1976, Coloradans have learned about their home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. This extensively revised fourth edition incorporates recent events, new findings, and fresh insights into an accessible work that both newcomers and old-timers will enjoy. More than one hundred historic photographs and maps and an extensive bibliography of recent research enhance this edition."--BOOK JACKET.
Buildings of Colorado
Author: Thomas Jacob Noel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
A monumental, state-by-state survey of American architecture, the Buildings of the United States series celebrates the rich geographic, cultural, and economic diversity of the country. Commissioned by the Society of Architectural Historians, it records and illustrates the architecture of the urban, suburban, and rural United States, both historically and in hundreds of photographs. From pre-Columbian ruins to modern skyscrapers, from churches, courthouses, and theaters to factories, barns, and gas stations, the works of national and international masters of American architecture, as well as works wrought by unknown hands, are documented in these exceptional volumes. The series, hailed by Edwin McDowell of the New York Times as "one of the most ambitious in publishing history," is destined to become a national treasure. The most authoritative reference available on our architectural heritage, Buildings of the United States will be a delight to the general reader and traveler as well as an indispensable source book for scholars and students of architectural history, preservation, and urban planning. This fifth volume in the Buildings of the United States series charts the architectural history of Colorado--the nation's highest state--from the eastern High Plains to the Rocky Mountain backbone that melts into the canyons of the west. Both a quick- reference guidebook and a historical resource, this volume reflects the remarkable topographical diversity of the state, a full one-third of which is designated as federal land. In over 450 photographs and maps, it explores the structures humankind has created to tame Colorado's dramatically variant climate and terrain--crossed by barbed wire, roads, power lines, and railroads. Tracing Colorado's architectural development from its Native American origins, the work covers the villages of Mexican settlers and mining camps set up during the Pikes Peak gold rush of 1858-59. It features the forts and farms of pioneers; homes, churches, and schools of early towns; and modern industrial centers and vacation spots. Prehistoric pueblos of the Anasazi Indians at Mesa Verde, the U.S. Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs, and contemporary ski resorts such as Aspen and Telluride exemplify the dramatically disparate structures of Colorado's built environment. Like all volumes in the BUS series, Buildings of Colorado is the perfect travel companion--lavishly illustrated, with complete historical documentation. Whether to Breckenridge, Crested Butte, Cripple Creek, Denver, Boulder, or beyond, any visit to Colorado--from its towering peaks to its lonely prairies--will be enhanced immeasurably by this first building guide to the Highest State.
Author: John H. Monnett, Michael McCarthy
Publisher: University of Texas Press
This popular volume presents the exciting history of Colorado through the lives of thirty-two of its most noteworthy citizens, both famous and obscure, who helped to shape Colorado as we know it today. Among those featured are: Black Kettle, David Day, Anne Bassett, Lewis Price, Casimiro Barela, Josephine Roche, Jefferson Randolph "Soapy" Smith, and Enos Mills.
This book provides a political and cultural history of Honduras, covering the era of the Mayan and Lenca civilizations to today's current political strife. Honduras has a rich heritage rooted in its cultural origins, including Mayan prehistory, Spanish conquest and rule, and Ch'orti' and Lencan indigenous ancestry. Unfortunately, Honduras is also one of the poorest nations in the world, with roughly half of its population living below the poverty line. Honduras has suffered both political trauma and natural disasters throughout its history. In 1969, Honduras' political tensions with El Salvador during a soccer series preliminary to the World Cup led to the four-day-long "Football War." In 1998, Hurricane Mitch caused billions of dollars of damage to Honduras; ten years later, half of the country's roadways were ruined, often beyond repair, by substantial flooding. Most recently, many countries have frowned upon the Honduran government's shift of power from the president to the head of Congress. The History of Honduras provides a comprehensive history of the small Latin American country, detailing Honduras's geography and current political systems with emphasis on its politics and cultural life. Recent coups and political controversy make Honduras an important Central American nation for today's students to study and understand. -- Publisher description.
Contains papers presented at the fourth annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium held June 9, 2007 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Profiles a number of prominent and exceptional women throughout the history of the Rocky Mountain West and highlights the political, cultural, economic and social conditions which these women helped to shape.
Roof of the Rockies
Author: William M. Bueler
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Combining solid research and entertaining prose, Roof ofthe Rockies tells the complete story of 200 years ofmountaineering in the state, from early 19th centuryexplorations and discoveries to the challenges andtriumphs of the present.
A Colorado History
Author: Carl Ubbelohde, Duane A. Smith, Maxine Benson
Publisher: Pruett Publishing
For forty years, A Colorado History has provided a comprehensive and accessible panoramic history of the Centennial State. From the arrival of the Paleo-Indians to contemporary times, this enlarged edition leads readers on an extraordinary exploration of a remarkable place.
Author: Debra Faulkner
Publisher: Filter Press
World renowned educator Emily Griffith, 1868-1948, invented adult education. She founded the Emily Griffith Opportunity School in 1916 "for all who wish to learn." Ninety years later the school continues diverse vocational training, ESL, and GRE prep in downtown Denver, Colorado. Her legacy also includes the Griffith Centers for Children.
Author: James Whiteside
Shows how sports history can illuminate the business, politics, class, race, gender, mores and values of a society. In pre-industrial Colorado, sports and games in Indian villages and early mining towns were shaped by work, community life, and even religion. As leisure time increased sport evolved into a more popular recreational activity.
From the Anasazi cliff dwellings to tales of Buffalo Bill's bravado, and from an unsolved bank robbery in Denver to the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, Colorado Myths and Legends examines a fascinating array of puzzling events, unsolved mysteries, and tragic crimes in the often troubled (but always compelling!) history of the Centennial State. Read about the mysterious French miner-turned-hotelier, the incongruous Great Sand Dunes that stretch for miles at the base of towering snow-capped mountains, and the strange disappearance of an entire ancient civilization.
Author: Thomas J. Noel
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, which was coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994. Chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, this new edition features thirty new chapters, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a best-of listing of Colorado authors and books, as well as a guide to hundreds of tourist attractions. Colorado received its name (Spanish for “red”) after much debate and many possibilities, including Idaho (an “Indian” name meaning “gem of the mountains” later discovered to be a fabrication) and Yampa (Ute for “bear”). Noel includes other little-known but significant facts about the state, from its status as first state in the Union to elect women to its legislature, to its controversial “highest state” designation, elevated by the 2013 legalization of recreational cannabis. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Colorado’s spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The book’s eight parts survey natural Colorado, from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals; history, from prehistoric peoples to twenty-first-century Color-oddities; mining and manufacturing, from the gold rush to alternative energy sources; agriculture, including wineries and brewpubs; transportation, from stagecoach lines to light rail; modern Colorado, from the New Deal to the present (including politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons); recreation, covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies; and tourism, encompassing historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries. In short, this book has information—and surprises—that anyone interested in Colorado will relish.
Colorado's roads wind through country that is steeped in history, sometimes tracing routes with a history of their own, from the Santa Fe Trail to the Million Dollar Highway. But no matter where you roam in this beautiful state, this book can guide you. Like other books in this popular series, _Roadside History of Colorado_ is divided into geographical-historical areas, making it easy to explore the state region by region. Mesmerizing tales of adventure and tragedy - including canibalism on the Starvation Trail, the infamous Sand Creek Massacre, the jailing of Mother Jones, and the Big Thompson River flood of 1976 - will thrill both Coloradans and visitors. Includes 120 black-and-white photographs, 7 maps, chronology, bibliography, and index.