Ghost towns of Colorado your guide to Colorado"s historic mining camps and ghost towns by Philip Varney

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Published by Voyageur Press in Stillwater, Minn .

Written in English

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  • Colorado

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  • Ghost towns -- Colorado -- Guidebooks,
  • Mining camps -- Colorado -- Guidebooks,
  • Colorado -- Guidebooks,
  • Colorado -- History, Local,
  • Colorado -- Pictorial works

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 155) and index.

Book details

Statementtext by Philip Varney ; photographs by John Drew.
SeriesA pictorial discovery guide
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF774.3 .V37 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL375636M
ISBN 10089658416X, 0896584186
LC Control Number98037523

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Colorado's Scenic Ghost Towns (Colorado Littlebooks) Westcliffe Pub: Bill Bonebrake, Lorraine S. Bonebrake. Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press This book features information and travel directions for sixty of Colorado's ghost towns and mining camps.

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