Around the Gunnison Country

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The Gunnison country, 4,000 square miles of high valleys, heavy snows, deep canyons, and 14,000-foot-high mountains, is one of Colorado's most beautiful regions. Located on the Western Slope of Colorado, the Gunnison country has a long history involving Native Americans, mining, narrow-gauge railroads, ranching, Western State Colorado University, and recreation. The region has also been influenced by nearby Lake City in the San Juan Mountains, Aspen in the Elk Mountains, and towns on the east side of the famed and historic Alpine Railroad Tunnel. Today, the Gunnison country still is beautiful and tranquil, hosting nearly 2,000,000 visitors yearly while remaining much the same as it was over 125 years ago.
ISBN: 9781467115186
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 197
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Duane Vandenbusche has been a professor of history at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison since 1962 and is the author of 10 books on the Gunnison country and Western Colorado. He also served as cross country coach at the university from 1971 to 2007, and his men's and women's teams won 12 national championships and produced 4 Olympic runners. In this volume, photographs from the Aspen Historical Society, Lake City Museum, Denver Public Library, private collections, and the author's own collection bring the history of the Gunnison country and beyond alive.
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