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Author Bradley, Christine A. (Christine Ann), 1952- author

Title The once and future Silver Queen of the Rockies : Georgetown, Colorado and the fight for survival into the 20th century / Christine A. Bradley and Duane A. Smith
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Mining the American West series
Mining the American West.
Contents Days of hope, years of despair : photo essay 1 : Georgetown at the turn of the century -- All dressed up with no place to go : photo essay 2 : the photography of Lewis Clark Coggshall -- The dowager Silver Queen : photo essay 3 : the years leading up to the First World War -- Mining what the mountain has to offer : photo essay 4 : mining in and around Georgetown and Silver Plume -- Long evening into night : photo essay 5 : trains, trams, and tourists -- 1917 : photo essay 6 : Georgetown 1917-1929 -- They roared and they sputtered : photo essay 7 : the 1930s and 1940s -- Times are getting' hard boys, money's getting' scarce : photo essay 8 : the office of war information documents the town -- Georgetown goes to war : photo essay 9 : life returns to normal after the war -- Into a new era : photo essay 10 : modern times and new adventures -- A turn toward growth : photo essay 11 : tourists return to the valley -- Epilogue : the once and future Silver Queen
Summary "The life of Georgetown, Colorado, after the turn of the twentieth century as mining in Clear Creek County steadily declined and ultimately collapsed. Tourism, skiing, and historic preservation replaced mineral extraction and contributed to Georgetown's survival, and ultimate flourishing, after the loss of its principal industry"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 14, 2019)
Subject Gold mines and mining -- Colorado -- Georgetown -- History -- Pictorial works.
Historic preservation -- Colorado -- Georgetown.
Silver mines and mining -- Colorado -- Georgetown -- History -- Pictorial works.
Tourism -- Colorado -- Georgetown.
Georgetown (Colo.) -- History -- 19th century.
Georgetown (Colo.) -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Pictorial works.
Illustrated works.
Form Electronic book
Author Smith, Duane A., author
ISBN 1607326086 (electronic book)
9781607326083 (electronic book)
Other Titles Georgetown, Colorado and the fight for survival into the 20th century