Colorado Mining Towns

In our library’s collection you can find a number of books and websites that tell the story of Colorado’s mining towns.  A sampling of these resources includes:

  • Aspen: The History of A Silver-Mining Town, 1879-1893 (University Press of Colorado, 2000)
  • Coal People:  Life in Southern Colorado’s Company Towns, 1890-1930 (Colorado Historical Society, 1999)
  • Denver:  Mining Camp to Metropolis (University Press of Colorado, 1990)
  • Hard as the Rock Itself:  Place and Identity in the American Mining Town (University Press of Colorado, 2013)
  • History of Leadville and Lake County, Colorado (Colorado Historical Society, 1996)
  • The Rise of the Silver Queen: Georgetown, Colorado, 1859-1896 (University Press of Colorado, 2005)
  • Rocky Mountain Boom Town: A History of Durango, Colorado (University Press of Colorado, 1992)
  • Silver Saga: The Story of Caribou, Colorado (University Press of Colorado, 2003)
  • A Tale of Two Towns: A Mining and a Farming Community in the 1890s (University Press of Colorado, 1997)
  • When Coal Was King: A History of Crested Butte, Colorado, 1880-1952 (Colorado School of Mines, 1984)
  • Yellowcake Towns: Uranium Mining Communities in the American West (University Press of Colorado, 2002)




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