Cripple Creek District

Cripple Creek District

Last of Colorado's Gold Booms

Book - 2003
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The Cripple Creek District, on the back of Pikes Peak in central Colorado, first found fame through Bob Womack, the cowboy who publicized his knowledge of gold in the high country and drew thousands to the area. Gold fever allowed the region to flourish, while strikes, fires, and economic hardships threatened the district's survival. The dwindling population's fortitude, plus innovative ideas to boost the economy, carried the city from a struggling gold-miners' paradise to a favored tourist spot.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., 2003
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0738524131
Call Number: 978.858 MACKELL

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