Synopses & Reviews
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
This is the third in Robert L. Brown's series of picturesque guidebooks to another era. In text and photographs he has captured the sense of the historic as well as the nostalgic of a new selection of ghost towns and mining camps that dot the back country byways and high mountain valleys of Colorado.
"Brown's stock-in-trade is the then-and-now picture, and his Jeeping enthusiasts won't be disappointed in this collection of photographs. He has spent hours studying locations to get exactly the right angle to reproduce a spot taken perhaps 100 years earlier."—Sandra Dallas, Denver Post Sandra Dallas
History, nostalgia, and detailed travel directions combine to provide background for exploring sixty-five of Colorado's ghost towns and mining camps. Brown pairs early and contemporary photographs of many towns, as he tells of the pioneer people and places. Includes accurate and detailed directions.
About the Author
Robert L. Brown was a teacher of Western and Colorado history in the Denver School System for thirty-three years and later at the Denver Center of the University of Colorado. He has published a number of guide books focusing on Colorado history including Jeep Trails to Colorado Ghost towns (1963) and Ghost Towns of the Colorado Rockies (1968), both published by Caxton Press.