A Brief History of Fairplay

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Explore Fairplay from the beginning with local historian Linda Bjorklund as she traces the town's story through Spanish settlers, early American government, Union-Confederate tensions and modern development. Even though Fairplay's remarkable gold and silver boom was reduced to ash overnight in 1873, a strong community overcame history's challenges and preserved its treasures. From the popular annual Burro Days to the Way of Life Museum, Fairplay gives folks a chance to celebrate and relive its rich mining history through festivities and time-capsule buildings such as the general store, drugstore, bank, Summer Brewery and Summer Saloon.
ISBN: 9781609499556
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: Brief History
Images: 38
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Linda Bjorklund is a retired CPA with a very active interest in local history. She is a member (and past secretary) of the Park County Historical Society. She has also served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Park County Local History Archives and was a former Museum Director of the South Park Historical Foundation.
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