Forgotten Colorado: Southern Region

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Forgotten Colorado: Southern Region brings to light one of the first areas in the state to be settled. Once home to a thriving coal and steel industry, Southern Colorado has successfully shifted gears over time toward being a dominant factor in farming and tourism. This second installment of the Forgotten Colorado series will focus on historic, unique, abandoned, and must-see places throughout Southern Colorado. You will be exposed to thirteen distinct areas, and more than twenty-five different sites, that provide a glimpse into what life was like back in the day, and in some cases, how life continues today. Forgotten Colorado: Southern Region will uncover and reveal the oldest church in Colorado; the 1914 massacre site and “death pit” related to American labor history; the tallest castle in the world built entirely by one individual; twelve-plus abandoned sites located on one lonely, 70-mile stretch of highway; the earliest known burial ground in Colorado; the gas chamber responsible for eight executions; the first school in Colorado; a mysterious house built on a bridge over a river; and much more. Get ready to see a side Colorado you’ve never seen before!
ISBN: 9781634993395
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Colorado
Series: America Through Time
Images: 165
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
HEATH A. GAY is a fitness and wellness professional with a passion for hiking and history. As a fourth-generation Coloradan, he has spent his entire life learning about and exploring the state. Heath has been recognized by the Colorado Mountain Club for climbing all fifty-eight mountains in Colorado higher than 14,000 feet, he is a former member of the Powerbar Team Elite, and a co-author of the book, The Power of Champions. When not on the trail, he is planning his next adventure to find interesting, abandoned, or historic sites. You can learn more about Heath at
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