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This collection presents a postcard tour of Durango and its environs and provides keen insight into the history and colorful character of this area, which has been a vibrant center of Southwestern Colorado for more than a century. A brief history of postcards as a convenient medium for sharing messages--and as a revolutionary departure from Victorian-era long letters--is included here as well. The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College is pleased to present these evocative images gathered by the indefatigable Nina Heald Webber.

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ISBN-13: 9781439624241
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 05/02/2011
Series: Postcard History Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 52 MB
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About the Author

This is Durango author Frederic B. Wildfang's seventh book for Arcadia Publishing. He received his B.A. and M.A. at Western Michigan University. The Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College was founded in 1964 with the stated purpose to collect, collate, and have available for researchers all aspects of the history of the Southwest. Nik Kendziorski is the archives manager.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Ancestral Puebloans and Utes 9

2 Explorers and Settlers 27

3 The D&RG Railroad and Durango 39

4 Early Enterpreneurs 49

5 The Wars and between the Wars 75

6 Hollywood of the Rockies 89

7 Destination Durango|o105

8 The Rochester Hotel 117

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