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Creating Colorado : the making of a western American landscape, 1860-1940

Author: William Wyckoff
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sprawling Piedmont cities, ghost towns on the plains, earth-toned placitas set against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, mining camps transformed into ski resorts - these are some of the diverse regions in Colorado explored in this book. Historical geographer William Wyckoff traces the evolution of the state during its formative years from 1860 to 1940, chronicling its changing cultural landscapes, social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Wyckoff
ISBN: 0300071183 9780300071184
OCLC Number: 39539134
Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Colorado: The Geographer's View --
2. Pre-1860 Geographies --
3. Mountain Geographies, 1860-1920 --
4. Piedmont Heartland, 1860-1920 --
5. Hinterlands: Eastern Plains, 1860-1920 --
6. The Southern Periphery, 1860-1920 --
7. The Western Slope, 1860-1920 --
8. Geographies in Transition: Colorado, 1920-1940.
Responsibility: William Wyckoff.

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This work traces the evolution of the state of Colorado during its formative years from 1860 to 1940. It chronicles its changing cultural landscapes and connections to a larger America, and shows  Read more...

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