Historic Adventures on the Colorado Plateau

The History Press
  • erschienen am 28. Mai 2018
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  • 151 Seiten
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978-1-4396-6433-9 (ISBN)
The Colorado Plateau is home to nearly thirty national parks, monuments and recreational areas. The unique geology, stunning rock formations, powerful rivers and numerous scenic canyons that compose such a striking region also made navigation difficult. Yet daring explorers braved the journey. Rock art and other artifacts are evidence of occupation thousands of years ago. Spanish explorers once trekked across this rugged terrain, seeking information on the native populace, religious converts and trade routes. In the frontier era, a trio of bandits discovered the value of good horses while fleeing for three hundred miles. Nearly a century after the gold rush, uranium fever brought another boom to the rugged reaches of the area in the 1940s. Supported by years of research, Bob Silbernagel traces the Colorado Plateau's intrepid inhabitants throughout history.
  • Englisch
  • Chicago
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  • USA
Arcadia Publishing Inc.
978-1-4396-6433-9 (9781439664339)
1439664331 (1439664331)
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  • Intro
  • Half Title
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Contents
  • Foreword, by Mike Perry
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Section I. The Earliest Travelers
  • 1. Early Humans Found Shelter along Gunnison River (11,000 BC-AD 1800)
  • 2. Natives Had Their Own Highway Networks (Unknown-AD 1850)
  • 3. Utes Became Skilled Equestrians of the Mountains (1640-Present)
  • 4. Hidden from History, Ute Wickiups Alter the Narrative (1795-1916)
  • Section II. Explorers and Traders
  • 5. Juan Rivera Comes Calling (1765)
  • 6. Domínguez and Escalante Achieved Success Without Reaching California (1776)
  • 7. Antoine Robidoux, Merchant in the Wilderness (1828-1844)
  • 8. Old Spanish Trail Was Commercial Highway (1831-1850)
  • Section III. Rivers of Opportunity
  • 9. John Wesley Powell Ally Jack Sumner Became a Bitter Critic (1869-1905)
  • 10. Mining Ambitions Created Dolores River's Hanging Flume (1883-1904)
  • 11. Rough Water Ahead: Steamboats and Wild Rivers (1901-1902)
  • 12. Dams, Diversions and Irrigation Systems (1902-1960s)
  • Section IV. Ranchers and Homesteaders Arrive
  • 13. Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition Overcame Unimaginable Obstacles (1879-1880)
  • 14. Death on the Range: The Killings of Charles Sieber and Joe Harris (1902-1909)
  • 15. Sheep Army Was on the Move during War with Cattlemen (1908)
  • 16. Recluses and Eccentrics Traveled Far to Make Plateau Their Home (1899-1916)
  • Section V. Miners Dig the Colorado Plateau
  • 17. Merrick-Mitchell Mine Discovered, Then Lost (1879-1900s)
  • 18. Copper Frenzy Struck Unaweep Canyon (1898-1919)
  • 19. Cass Hite Embraced Rugged Life in the Warm Confines of Canyon Country (1882-1914)
  • 20. Fanny Wright, Mining-Town Madam (1900-1940s)
  • 21. Uranium Fever Floods the Plateau with Prospectors (1948-1960)
  • Section VI. Outlaws on the Move
  • 22. Isolation, Poor Access Made Robbers Roost a Perfect Hideout (1870s-1902)
  • 23. Cunning, Great Horses Saved Bandits on Long Ride (1882)
  • 24. Ann Bassett, Queen of the Cattle Rustlers (1900-1913)
  • Section VII. Mechanization and Mobility
  • 25. Uintah Railway Conquered Baxter Pass (1904-1939)
  • 26. Carnegie Horses Hauled Fossils at Dinosaur National Monument (1910-1925)
  • 27. Auto Enthusiasts Struggled on Midland Trail (1912-1914)
  • 28. Driggs and Adair Took to the Skies above the Plateau (1914-1923)
  • Section VIII. Far-Flung Entertainment
  • 29. People Traveled Many Miles to Dance the Night Away (Late 1800s-1950s)
  • 30. Norman Nevills Invented Commercial River Running (1938)
  • 31. Early Cultures Revisited (Twenty-First Century)
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

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