Abandoned Colorado: A History Told in Ruins

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Abandoned Colorado is the adventurer’s guide to the lost and forgotten history of the Centennial State. From the vast grasslands of the Great Plains to the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains, explorer and photographer Evan Alderson takes readers on a pictorial journey to ghost towns, gold mines, abandoned railroads, and more. Over 140 photographs capture the derelict haunts that marked the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom, the Cripple Creek Gold Rush, and the infamous labor wars that ravaged a fledgling state. This is the history of Colorado told in ruins. Accompanying numerous photos, Alderson provides a historical narrative that delves deep into the dark and violent parts of Colorado’s past. Discover the locations of major gun battles, deadly disasters, and clandestine attacks. This isn’t your high school history book. Whether you leave coffee rings or mud stains on the jacket, this book is bound to take you on an unparalleled adventure.
ISBN: 9781634993692
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Colorado
Series: America Through Time
Images: 141
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
EVAN J. ALDERSON, explorer, photographer and historian, is the founder of Waypoints West, a member supported archive of hidden and forgotten places in the American West. Armed with a camera and a jeep, Alderson has dedicated much of his life to hunting down lost history. He has found and photographed ghost towns, gold mines, shipwrecks, plane crashes, abandoned military installations, and more. His exploits have seen him trapped in the mountains, caught in a forest fire, and captured at gunpoint by the U.S. Air Force. His extensive travels have included academic pursuits in the United Kingdom, Italy, and Costa Rica.
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