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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwestern Colorado






O'Rourke, Paul M. Frontier in Transition: A History of Southwestern Colorado. Denver: Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1980.

This government publication contains the following chapters:

  1. The Natural Setting and Its Relation to Historic Development
  2. The Ancient Ones
  3. Exploration and the Fur Trade
  4. The Great Reconnaissance and the Rediscovery of the Southwest
  5. The Utes in Southwestern Colorado: A Confrontation of Cultures
  6. Early Mining and Transportation in Southwestern Colorado
  7. The Permanent Settlement of Southwestern Colorado
  8. Transportation and Mining, 1881-1920
  9. Ranching and Agriculture: The Economic Diversification of Southwestern Colorado
  10. The Federal Government in Southwestern Colorado
  11. Southwestern Colorado in the Modern Era


This volume is available at many Federal Depository libraries and online through the FDLP.

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