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The Trail Of Gold And Silver: Mining In Colorado, 1859 2009 Duane A. Smith

The Trail Of Gold And Silver: Mining In Colorado, 1859 2009

Duane A. Smith

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ISBN : 9780870819575
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282 pages
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In The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Coloradoas mining sagaaa story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. Gold and silver miningMoreIn The Trail of Gold and Silver, historian Duane A. Smith details Coloradoas mining sagaaa story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. Gold and silver mining laid the foundation for Coloradoas economy, and 1859 marked the beginning of a fever for these precious metals. Mining changed the state and its people forever, affecting settlement, territorial status, statehood, publicity, development, investment, economy, jobs both in and outside the industry, transportation, tourism, advances in mining and smelting technology, and urbanization. Moreover, the first generation of Colorado mining brought a fascinating collection of people and a new era to the region. Written in a lively manner by one of Coloradoas preeminent historians, this book honors the 2009 sesquicentennial of Coloradoas gold rush. Smithas narrative will appeal to anybody with an interest in the stateas fascinating mining history over the past 150 years.