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Thursday, November 19, 2015

An Isolated Empire: A History of Northwest Colorado


Athearn, Frederic J. An Isolated Empire: A History of Northwest Colorado. Denver: Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1976.

This useful government publication contains the following chapters:

  1. Northwestern Colorado Prior to Exploration
  2. The Fur Trade
  3. Exploration in Northwestern Colorado
  4. Mining and Transportation in Early Western Colorado
  5. Confrontations: Settlement Versus the Ute Indians
  6. Settlement in Middle Park and the Yampa Valley
  7. Development of the Cattle and Sheep Industry
  8. Mining and Transportation 1890-1920
  9. The "Moffat Road" and Northwestern Colorado, 1903-1948
  10. Development of Northwestern Colorado 1890-1940

It can be found online in the HathiTrust Digital Library or in many Federal Depository Library Program libraries.

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