Colorado Vanguards: Historic Trailblazers and Their Local Legacies

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Colorado history is filled with maverick men and women who shaped the state's identity and culture. Trailblazers Zebulon Pike and Stephen Long laid groundwork for the miners, farmers and statesmen who helped the area evolve into a territory and a state. Father of Rocky Mountain National Park Enos Mills and writer Isabella Bird praised the surrounding natural splendor and championed its preservation. Entrepreneurs Otto Mears and William Jackson Palmer linked mines with towns such as Colorado Springs and Telluride, while the innovations of F.O. Stanley and Nikola Tesla energized the state. Author Phyllis J. Perry chronicles the lives of thirty men and women who left their indelible marks on Colorado.
ISBN: 9781467119375
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Images: 46
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Phyllis Perry held a number of positions in the Boulder Valley Schools, including teacher, principal and director of talented and gifted education. An award-winning author of more than eighty books, she has published seven books about Colorado, including two about Rocky Mountain National Park. She is a member of the Colorado Authors' League and of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. You can learn more about her and her books by visiting her website at
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