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1 MAP: Colorado: 1880/81

Black and white map, printed on 18" x 24" paper., Reproduction map of original
This map from our Centennial collection identifies counties, railroads, rivers, creeks and even some of the large ranches.
Price: 7.95 USD

Hometown Heroes: Stories and Insights from World War II Veterans from Southeast Colorado, Donna McDonnall

2 Hometown Heroes: Stories and Insights from World War II Veterans from Southeast Colorado
Donna McDonnall
(2006), 2007, 5x8, paper, 134 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Donna McDonnall gathered the stories in this book from personal interviews with a selection of veterans living in Prowers County, Colorado. She compiled these recollections to honor those who served, and to give the reader a sense of what the veterans endured. These stories represent the wartime experiences common to all generations of veterans across our nation - veterans who fought in the theaters of Europe, the savannahs of Africa, the islands of the South Pacific, the winters of Korea, the jungles of Southeast Asia, and even today, in the sands of the Middle East. These accounts are funny, sad, courageous, very human, and always amazing. Hair-raising tales of jumping from plummeting aircraft, surviving German prisoner of war camps, hiding behind enemy lines, and daring escapes will keep readers on the edge of their seat and keep the pages turning. Most interviews include a photo of the veteran at the age of service contrasted with a current photo of the veteran. A brief history of Veterans Day, and the background of Memorial Day enhance the interviews. The names of Prowers County military personnel who lost their lives in World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, and Vietnam are recorded on the Prowers County Memorial Monument and are listed herein.
Price: 20.00 USD

The Lost Cities of Colorado, Laurel Michele Wickersheim and Rawlene LeBaron

3 The Lost Cities of Colorado
Laurel Michele Wickersheim and Rawlene LeBaron
(2002), 2005, 5x8, paper, index, 344 pp, Heritage Books
Life in Colorado's long vanished gold mining towns is reflected in its old, frequently ephemeral, newspapers, and it is preserved in these pages thanks to the painstaking research of the authors. Census data has brought to life a cross section of the people who lived in mining camps and nascent towns; readers can see where they came from and speculate on their relationships. Information was also gleaned from old diaries, business directories, and photographs. The authors personally trekked across the Front Range, looking at deserted cabins and the remnants of Colorado's gold rush, and have included directions to most of these ghost towns. The book is arranged by county, and offers an overview of Colorado's gold rush history, the miners who helped settle Colorado, and elements of the gold mining, but the main focus is on the lost cities and mining camps, along with stories of the miners who established these cities. Transcripts from original documents and photographs enhance the text. An excellent resource for genealogists and historians; a wonderful guidebook for campers, backpackers and treasure hunters; and an enjoyable read for armchair adventurers! The authors are both members of the Indiana Society of Pioneers, the Colorado Historical Society and the Boulder Historical Society.
Price: 19.95 USD


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