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The tiny town of Telluride is a Rocky Mountain jewel. Wedged in a remote box canyon high in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, it has a remarkable historic architectural landscape, staggering beauty, a past both haunting and enchanted, and an illustrious reputation for skiing and leisure. For centuries, the Ute Indians revered the region as a hunting ground but were banished in the 1880s by mineralhungry legions. This began an era of high-country camps and saloon-lined streets. Ever since, Telluride's unique story has been one of intrepid individualism, boom and bust, celebration and conundrum.
ISBN: 9780738548500
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Elizabeth Barbour worked in the Telluride Historical Museum during the early 1990s and became intrigued with its photographic archive. She has conducted local oral history projects, documented historic structures in Telluride for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, and explored high country mining camps with names like Liberty Bell and Black Bear. In this volume, a stunning array of images from the Telluride Historical Museum—many never published before—bring the past of the town of Telluride and surrounding region back.
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