Frisco and the Ten Mile Canyon

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Frisco and the Ten Mile Canyon tells the story of the once-thriving railroad town that served as the gateway to the towns and mines of the Ten Mile Canyon. Beginning in 1879, mines produced silver, gold, and other minerals while experiencing the usual boom and bust cycles. With the slow, painful death of mining and the curtailing of rail service, Frisco and nearby towns suffered. While the towns in the canyon became memories, Frisco experienced a rebirth and revitalization when the recreational landscape and economy replaced that of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
ISBN: 9780738575490
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 185
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Sandra F. Mather, professor emerita at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, arrived in Summit County in 1980. Since then, she has written numerous books about the county's natural and human landscapes. The photographs in this volume are drawn from the archives of the Frisco Historic Park & Museum, Colorado Historical Society, and Denver Public Library; the private collections of Peggy Alexander, Ed and Nancy Bathke, Dave Cattanni, Bill Eloe, Bill Fountain, Todd Hackett, R. H. Kindig-Tom Klinger, Clair Dungan-Tom Klinger, John Manley, Bob Schoppe, and the author; the Denver, South Park, and Pacific Historical Society; and the Blake County Library.
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