New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Jan Leslie, in conjunction with the Hayden Heritage Center, is Hayden. This latest volume of the Images of America series is filled with more than 200 vintage images chronicling the history of Hayden.
The Hayden area's first settlers, who arrived around 1875, were certain that their hamlet would become the hub of Northwest Colorado. The first regional trading post, Routt County Courthouse, and U.S. post office were established here on the banks of the Yampa River. Nestled in the Yampa's wide, verdant, high-country valley at 6,300 vertical feet, the energetic little town's future was peopled by an assortment of penniless yet hopeful dreamers as well as enterprising ranchers and other businessmen. Ezekiel Shelton brought his family and a myriad of skills. Jim Norvell drifted in on foot and with a few dollars established a mercantile and saloon and later, after "finding religion," a church. While the towns of Craig to the west and Steamboat Springs to the east grew, Hayden retained its familial descendants--"stayers"--enamored of their corner of the beautiful Rocky Mountains and sheltered from most severe weather in the Yampa Valley.
Highlights of Hayden:
• Features many never before published images.
• All profits from the sale of the book will benefit the Hayden Heritage Center.
• Includes a chapter devoted to the history of Mt Harris, the company owned mining town just east of Hayden.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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