The trail of gold and silver : mining in Colorado, 1859-2009 /

Details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. Gold and silver mining laid the foundation for Colorado's economy, and 1859 marked the beginning of a fever for these p...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smith, Duane A.
Format: eBook
Published: Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, ©2009.
Series:Timberline books.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Pike's Peak or bust
  • 2. 1859: The year dreams became reality
  • 3. 1860-1864: To everything there is a season
  • 4. 1864-1869: Good times a-comin, someday
  • 5. 1870-1874: Bonanza! Three cheers and a tiger
  • 6. 1875-1880: All roads lead to Leadville
  • 7. The silver eighties: the best of times, the worst of times
  • 8. There'll be a hot time
  • 9. The everlasting love of the game
  • Photographic essay: Nineteenth-century Colorado mining
  • 10. 1900-1929: Looking forward into yesterday
  • 11. Mucking through Depression, war, and new ideas
  • 12. Mining on the docket of public opinion: the environmental age
  • Photographic essay: Colorado mining in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  • Epilogue: A tale well told
  • Notes
  • Bibliographical essay
  • Index.