Narratives of the author's experiences in the field work of the Geological and geographical survey of the territories, in Colorado 1874 and Wyoming 1877.
Author: Ernest Ingersoll
Narratives of the author's experiences in the field work of the Geological and geographical survey of the territories, in Colorado 1874 and Wyoming 1877. Ernest Ingersoll first came to the West in 1874 as a member of Ferdinand V. Hayden's Geological Survey of the Territories. His lively recollections of the two summers he spent with survey teams in the Rocky Mountain West are narrated in Knocking Round the Rockies. It is at once a guidebook to the geography, nature, history, and culture of the Rocky Mountains and a practical primer of how-to-do-it information for "future wanderers". His party left Denver through the Berthoud Pass to Hot Sulphur Springs and Grand Lake, traveled south to Leadville, the San Juans, and the Los Pinos Agency of the Ute tribe, and ended with the climactic discovery of the ruins at Mesa Verde.
Author: William Adolph Baillie-GrohmanPublish On: 1882
Let me say a few words on the topic of old Walton ' s gentle art in the Rockies .
The light in which the Express - wielding Englishman , * Deep rivers are best
crossed where there are shallows or rapids , if they are not deeper than will allow
Author: William Adolph Baillie-Grohman
Publisher: London : Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Details frontier life in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.
Spruce beetle in the Rockies . USDA For . Serv . Gen . Tech . Rep . RM - 49 , 38 p
. Rocky Mt . For . and Range Exp . Stn . , Fort Collins , Colo . 80521 . Schmid , J .
M . , and R . H . Frye . 1977 . Spruce beetle in the Rockies . USDA For . Serv .
Author: J. M. Schmid
This report summarizes the literature on the spruce beetle in the western United States, primarily in the Rocky Mountains. Information is presented on life history and behavior, host relationships, mortality agents and impacts of infestations. A section on suppression details the current status of chemicals, pheromones, trap trees and silvicultural treatments. The initial steps in managing spruce beetle populations are stated in the final section on beetle management policy.
Over the years travellers have described the region in terms from the “Great
American Desert” to a scenic paradise in the * The physical environment
determined human use and occupation patterns in Rockies. the region for
thousands of years ...
Author: Steven F. Mehls
"This volume represents the fourth in a series of five Class 1 Overview histories prepared by the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management. The purpose of these works is to develop a synthetic history of a given area in order to provide our managers and staff specialists with a baseline overview of the history of a district. ... It must be noted that the major cities , like Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Greeley are only mentioned. This is because there is no public land in these places and the Bureau's mandate is to manage the public lands, not private estates."--Foreword.
SUMMIT OF THE ROCKIES , 351 “ dug - road ” along the side of the precipitous
mountain , at places carried hundreds of feet up from the bottom of the ravine
below . At such times it requires some nerve to ride behind a span of six , when at
Author: George Thomas Ingham
Category: Gold mines and mining
"Not all that glitters is gold," warns George Thomas Ingham in Digging Gold Among the Rockies, a Colorado and Dakota mining book for both the casual reader and hardcore mining historian. As a Deputy Mineral Surveyor for the United States during the late 1800s who was involved daily with the technical aspects of mining, Ingham infuses this book with a wealth of facts and a truly colorful history that defined the mining industry of the time. Digging Gold Among the Rockies provides a brief history of the discovery of gold and silver in the eastern United States and California, but quickly claims the Colorado Rockies and the Black Hills of the Dakotas as its primary focus. In this fascinating book, Ingham explains the differences between placer and lode mining and the equipment used for each. He writes about the first discoveries, early mining laws, mine locations, mining terms, towns that sprang-up in the mining areas, and the contagious boomtown atmosphere that was everywhere. He explains the "salting of mines," warns of robbers and thieves and the dangers of gambling and drinking, and also includes short biographies of some of the mining "giants" of his era. Yet, even with mining being central to this work, Ingham still takes the time to describe the pleasures he experienced while hunting in the mountains and fishing in the area's clear, rushing streams."--Goodreads.com.
T'RISS . He said he wouldn't give me one because there wasn't another like ' em
this side of the Rockies . ALL . So he did , etc. T'RISS . Well , Jack Hamlin , there
were four of these pretty buttons on your coat that day ; now there's only three .
Jan . 10 , 1884 . “ I am obliged to write in pencil , as my ink has frozen , and
adding water to it has taken away nearly all its colour . The snow is nearly three
feet deep on the level , making it mighty hard work to get IN THE ROCKIES . 31.
We walked from Bozeman , 120 miles through the Rockies , with a promise of
work , but the roads and creeks , or rather mountain torrents , which we had to
cross are so bad at present that the smelter cannot be got up here yet , and so we
In Industrializing the Rockies, David A. Wolff places the deadly conflicts and strikes as well as the racial tensions and the economics of the coal industry in the context of the Western coal industry from its inception in 1868 to the age ...
Author: David A. Wolff
In Industrializing the Rockies, David A. Wolff places the deadly conflicts and strikes as well as the racial tensions and the economics of the coal industry in the context of the Western coal industry from its inception in 1868 to the age of maturity in the early twentieth century. The result is the first book-length study of the emergence of coalfield labor relations and a general overview of the role of coal mining in the American West.
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Author: Ernest Ingersoll
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from Knocking Round the Rockies: Illustrated The initial point of all expeditions, large and small, into the moun tains was, and remains, the city of Denver, the capital of Colorado, and a marvellous town. That gold existed in the Rocky Mountains has been certainly known since the earliest exploration of them; it is one of the most curious facts about the Whole matter, indeed, that the utilization of this wealth did not begin sooner. About 1803, for instance, a Kentuckian named James Pursley, while travelling with a band of Indians into the moun tains which give birth to the La Platte, Arkansaw, etc., etc. (the locality seems to have been near Mount Lincoln), found gold there, and car ried some of the virgin mineral in his Shot-pouch for months. Other wanderers reported it at various times, according to tradition, but no publicity was given to the fact, SO that the real history of the mining excitement in the lofty mid-continent ranges, and the annals of Denver, their metropolis, begin with the summer of 1858, and are associated with the name Of W. Green Russell. This gentleman was a Georgian, who had learned the delights of gold-digging where the gentle Etowah rolls enticing sands through the charming gorges of the Blue Ridge. When the gold excitement of the Pacific coast aroused the country he started Westward, taking his course up the Arkansas, passing along the eastern base of Pike's Peak, and so northward to the emigrant trail. He observed at that time what seemed to him indications of gold-gravel, but did not pause to verify it. When, therefore, a few years later, he retraced his steps, he halted long enough in Colorado to assure himself Of the richness of its bars, and then pro ceeded homeward to organize a party to return with him to this point. Two brothers, some friends, and a few Cherokee Indians joined him.* The Cherokees had previously been through here searching a promised land for their tribe, and had themselves reported gold. They concluded to remain in the Indian Territory, but left their name attached to several springs, mountains. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Author: Charles Edwin Hewes
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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This tragic love story unfolds in and around the town of Platteville, Colorado in 1925 and 1926.
Author: Karl A. Lamb
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
This tragic love story unfolds in and around the town of Platteville, Colorado in 1925 and 1926. In the Roaring Twenties, young women challenge their elders by dancing to jazz music, wearing abbreviated clothing, and drinking prohibited alcohol. Some men express their opposition in church. Otbers join the Klux Klan,which expands into the Northern States, promising violent resistance to social change. OWEN MATTISON comes to Platteville High School as athletics coach and science teacher, including Vocational Agriculture. Owen's bride, RUBY, a Home Economics graduate, is an accomplished pianist and jazz fan whose clothes and bobbed hair show the triumph of flapper fashion. We meet Owen and Ruby, married for six weeks, sharing a picnic on the LYDELL farm overlooking the river. Inspired by natural beauty, Owen sings a favorite hymn, and Ruby harmonizes. Returning to their tiny rented home, Owen receives a telephone call from ARTHUR STARK, a School Board member. Stark's son later says Stark dislikes the twentieth century and wants to hold it back. Stark changes a meeting date with Owen to attend a luncheon where he joins the Ku Klux Klan, with OLIVER SCOTT, the Platteville barber. Both men participate in the next Klan raid on a dancehall. Eager to teach moral values, the School Board votes to require readings of the King James Bible as part of classroom opening ceremonies. This distresses Catholic parents, whose children will be required to hear a proscribed text. FREDERlCK KOBLENZ, owner of the Platteville Mercantile store, organizes a protest student walkout. FRANCIS (FRA1\K) KOBLENZ, Frederick's son, leads the walkout from Owen's classroom. The School Board soon writes to all parents, requiring all students to remain for the Bible readings
First published in 1925, On the Roof of the Rockies details the amazing efforts undertaken by Lewis Freeman and Byron Harmon to scientifically explore and comprehensively photograph during their 70-day, 500-mile journey the most stunning ...
Author: Lewis Ransome Freeman
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
With the horses picking up weight and strength all the way, we cantered into Banff on October 24th, 10 weeks after our departure from Lake Louise. Not one horse had been lost; not one had been permanently lamed, in the whole course of what was probably the roughest continuous pack-train journey made in the Rockies since the time of the pioneers. First published in 1925, On the Roof of the Rockies details the amazing efforts undertaken by Lewis Freeman and Byron Harmon to scientifically explore and comprehensively photograph during their 70-day, 500-mile journey the most stunning regions of the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains. With a guide, a wrangler, a cook, 16 horses, two dogs, some carrier pigeons and hundreds of pounds of what was then state-of-the-art photography, moviemaking and radio equipment, the group journeyed through the area contemplating the routes of earlier explorers, facing violent storms and ultimately preserving historic views of pristine wilderness for future generations.
Nuptse and Lhotse, two adventurous cats are on their way to the Canadian Rockies.
Author: Jocey Asnong
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Nuptse and Lhotse are back for another marvellous adventure! Welcome to the Canadian Rockies, a place where bears prowl around valleys and glacier blue lakes. When Mrs. Jasper, a very large grizzly bear, loses her twin cubs Yoho and Kootenay between Paradise Valley and The Valley of the Ten Peaks, she needs Nuptse and Lhotse to help her find them. In a land full of mountains that could be somewhere near Banff and Jasper National Parks, the cats and Mrs. Jasper will need to follow clues and their imagination to find out where these cubs have gone. As they make their way through this world-famous landscape, the cats will learn what makes the mountain lakes turquoise, what the fastest way to get down a couloir is, what not to do when you are in a canoe, how to cross an icefield, who belongs in these national parks and why bringing your most favourite thing on an adventure might just save the day. Nuptse and Lhotse Go to the Rockies is a colourful, illustrated story for adventurers of all ages who dream of playing in high-up places.
In Silver Fox of the Rockies, Daniel Tyler tells Carpenter’s story and that of the great interstate water compacts he helped create.
Author: Daniel Tyler
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Delphus E. Carpenter (1877–1951) was Colorado’s commissioner of interstate streams during a time when water rights were a legal battleground for western states. A complex, unassuming man as rare and cunning in politics and law as the elusive silver fox of the Rocky Mountain West, Carpenter boldly relied on negotiation instead of endless litigation to forge agreements among states first, before federal intervention. In Silver Fox of the Rockies, Daniel Tyler tells Carpenter’s story and that of the great interstate water compacts he helped create. Those compacts, produced in the early twentieth century, have guided not only agricultural use but urban growth and development throughout much of the American West to this day. In Carpenter’s time, most western states relied on the doctrine of prior appropriation--first in time, first in right--which granted exclusive use of resources to those who claimed them first, regardless of common needs. Carpenter feared that population growth and rapid agricultural development in states sharing the same river basins would rob Colorado of its right to a fair share of water. To avoid that eventuality, Carpenter invoked the compact clause of the U.S. Constitution, a clause previously used to settle boundary disputes, and applied it to interstate water rights. The result was a mechanism by which complex issues involving interstate water rights could be settled through negotiation without litigating them before the U.S. Supreme Court. Carpenter believed in the preservation of states rights in order to preserve the constitutionally mandated balance between state and federal authority. Today, water remains critically important to the American West, and the great interstate water compacts Carpenter helped engineer constitute his most enduring legacy. Of particular significance is the Colorado River Compact of 1922, without which Hoover Dam could never have been built.
Forty photos of both victims and killers enhance the historical narratives. Mountain Murders: Homicide in the Rockies is the fifth book co-authored by Betty Alt and Sandra Wells.
Author: Betty L. Alt
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Mountain Murders brings to the public fifteen legendary Colorado murders, dating from 1909 to the early 1980s. Included are: the tragic story of 12-year-old Jimmy Melton who murdered his sister; the bludgeoning death of Dorothy Drain; the kidnapping, torture and murder of high school student Alice Porter; the death of fortyfour in the bombing of United Airlines "Mainliner" by Jack Graham for his mother's insurance; two unsolved Mafia murders and many more. Forty photos of both victims and killers enhance the historical narratives. Mountain Murders: Homicide in the Rockies is the fifth book co-authored by Betty Alt and Sandra Wells. Wells has a PhD from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and has retired as Chief Investigator after twenty-nine years with the Pueblo, Colorado, District Attorney's Office. Alt has an MA in history from Northeast Missouri State University and currently is a lecturer in sociology at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The two are now under contract from Rowan & Littlefield for a sixth book.