The Valley of Opportunity: A History of West-Central Colorado
Mehls, Steven F. The Valley of Opportunity: A History of West-Central Colorado. Denver: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, 1982.
Chapters in this government publication include:
The Natural Backdrop and Spanish Exploration
The Fur Trade and Government Exploration
Inter-racial Contact and Ute Removal
West-Central Colorado's Mining Frontier
The Transportation Frontier in West-Central Colorado
The Stockmen's Frontier 1880-1920
West-Central Colorado Farming 1880-1920
The Urban Frontier
The Federal Government in West-Central Colorado
Mining Since 1920
The New Prosperity
This volume can be found in many libraries of the Federal Depository Library Program, online at the BLM website, or in the HathiTrust Digital Library.