Synopses & Reviews
The Oregon Desert is a wild, rough region that does things to people who try to change it. It is like "The anvil that wears the hammer out." Wild horses run through this book. All of the desert animals shyly peek out from its pages. Desert towns spring to life before your eyes and swiftly decay. Stories of life on the desert are told with deep subtle humor, wisdom, and charm, producing a delightful book.
"For those who wish to explore the many ghost towns of beautiful Colorado, there is an excellent book that provides all of the above. Jeep Trails To Colorado Ghost Towns by Robert L. Brown is an excellent guide to many of the old ghost towns and mining areas which once dominated a portion of Colorado. In this guide, one finds helpful descriptions, histories, and photographs. I used Brown's book on a recent exploratory trip into the Colorado Rockies and, on arriving at each and every site I selected to visit, I felt I knew it intimately as a result of studying this guide."—Treasure Facts Treasure Facts
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
Settle into your four-wheel-drive vehicle or a chair and take off for the mining camps of Colorado! This book is an illustrated history of fifty-nine towns famous during the gold and silver rushes of the 1800s, with directions on how to get to each.
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 Colorado On Foot (1991) and Ghost Towns of the Colorado Rockies (1968), both published by Caxton Press.