This is a thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, which was coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994. Chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, this new edition features thirty new chapters, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a best-of listing of Colorado authors and books, as well as a guide to hundreds of tourist attractions. Colorado received its name (Spanish for areda) after much debate and many possibilities, including Idaho (an aIndiana name meaning agem of the mountainsa later discovered to be a fabrication) and Yampa (Ute for abeara). Noel includes other little-known but significant facts about the state, from its status as first state in the Union to elect women to its legislature, to its controversial ahighest statea designation, elevated by the 2013 legalization of recreational cannabis. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Coloradoas spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The bookas eight parts survey natural Colorado, from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals; history, from prehistoric peoples to twenty-first-century Color-oddities; mining and manufacturing, from the gold rush to alternative energy sources; agriculture, including wineries and brewpubs; transportation, from stagecoach lines to light rail; modern Colorado, from the New Deal to the present (including politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons); recreation, covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies; and tourism, encompassing historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries. In short, this book has informationaand surprisesathat anyone interested in Colorado will relish.When that business wilted, he switched to making wine along with winefriendly meals. Grand Junction ... Two rivers Winery opened in 1999 in a chateau-style complex with a bed and breakfast as well as a conference center. Two rivers has anbsp;...
|Author||:||Thomas J. Noel|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 2015-05-29|