Forgotten Colorado: Southern Region (America Through Time) (Paperback)
Forgotten Colorado: Southern Region brings to light one of the first areas in the state to be settled. Once home to a thriving coal and steel industry, Southern Colorado has successfully shifted gears over time toward being a dominant factor in farming and tourism.
This second installment of the Forgotten Colorado series will focus on historic, unique, abandoned, and must-see places throughout Southern Colorado. You will be exposed to thirteen distinct areas, and more than twenty-five different sites, that provide a glimpse into what life was like back in the day, and in some cases, how life continues today.
Forgotten Colorado: Southern Region will uncover and reveal the oldest church in Colorado; the 1914 massacre site and death pit related to American labor history; the tallest castle in the world built entirely by one individual; twelve-plus abandoned sites located on one lonely, 70-mile stretch of highway; the earliest known burial ground in Colorado; the gas chamber responsible for eight executions; the first school in Colorado; a mysterious house built on a bridge over a river; and much more. Get ready to see a side Colorado you've never seen before