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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 a€œreda€) after much debate and many possibilities, including Idaho (an a€œIndiana€ name meaning a€œgem of the mountainsa€ later discovered to be a fabrication) and Yampa (Ute for a€œbeara€). 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 a€œhighest statea€ designation, elevated by the 2013 legalization of recreational cannabis. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Coloradoa€™s spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The booka€™s 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 informationa€”and surprisesa€”that 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


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