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Situated in a spectacular basin surrounded by 13,000-foot peaks, the city of Ouray has captured the eye of adventurers from its beginnings, while the glitter of gold and silver brought prospectors to its mountains. The Uncompahgre Utes hunted and soaked in their sacred hot springs for generations, but about one year after Chief Ouray's death, they were removed from their homelands to a reservation in Utah. Mines and mining camps proliferated in the harsh, remote high country, where rugged terrain hampered the transportation of ore and supplies, even after toll roads and railroads lessened isolation. Ouray (pronounced "Yurr-AY") developed into a Victorian community with families, churches, and schools contrasted with rowdy saloons and so-called "fancy ladies." Ouray further embraced tourism after mining waned, and heritage preservation remains an ongoing concern.

Book News Annotation:

Two hundred plus b&w historic photographs depict the mills and mining camps that formed the backbone of Ouray County's early economy, and the people who founded the town of Ouray in 1876, naming the town after the local Ute chief. Roads through the surrounding Rocky Mountains and the town's Victorian houses are also featured. No index is provided. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Coauthor Gail Zanett Saunders, a descendent of an Italian immigrant mining family who moved to Ouray in 1918, has taught and written Colorado history and serves on the OCHS Board of Directors. Coauthor Maria Jones, the director of the Ouray County Historical Society (OCHS), has a background in art, anthropology, and film editing. The vintage photographs in this volume, many never before published, are drawn from the OCHS, the Denver Public Library, other Colorado museums, and private collections.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738580340
Author:
Zanett Saunders, Gail
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Author:
Gail Zanett Saunders
Author:
Jones, Maria
Author:
Ouray, County Historical Society
Author:
Ouray County Historical Society
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Co
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Arcadia Publishing
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
127
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.30 in. .70 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Rocky Mountains
History and Social Science » Americana » Western States
History and Social Science » World History » General

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