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Snowstorm Dredge & Placer Chronology



From Park County's Past

The Life and Times of
Barbara Tripp

The Life and Times of
Andy Anderson

The Life and Times of
Bill and Sadie Hand

The Life and Times of
James Lamping

The Life and Times of
Barbara Tripp

Special Memorial Edition

GOLD in the Gravel
by Linda Bjorklund

Over Boreas Pass
by Linda Bjorklund

All that Lies Beneath
by Christie Wright

The Fairplay Cookbook 1923

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by Linda Bjorklund

Colorado is rich in history.  From small mining claims that sparked "boom towns", railroads cut through hard rock that brought industry and moved goods to the cities, to the brave pioneers who wanted nothing more than a "piece of Colorado" to call home.  Much of this history could not have been accomplished except for the hard working and sure-footed Burro.  This book, written on behalf of the Park County Archives and the Park County Historical Society by the well-known historian and researcher Linda Bjorklund documents the colorful history of not simply a "beast of burden" but a friend and dedicated companion to those he served so well.


Connecting East and West
by Linda Bjorklund

The stagecoach era in the American West was a prime example of American ingenuity and determination. It began with the discovery of gold on the west coast in 1849 and the need for gold seekers to get there from the east to make their fortunes. It lasted through Indian uprisings and the Civil War and only when the golden spike was driven into the last track at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869, signaling the completion of the transcontinental railroad, was the death knell of the stagecoach sounded. Even then it took time for local railroads to be ready for passengers and freight, so stagecoaches continued to be an important form of transportation through the 1880ís.

As we climb into our well-tuned, super- charged, modern, sports utility vehicles, it seems hard to imagine when the only way to get there was in a dusty, chilly, bumpy stagecoach pulled by spirited horses and driven by a tobacco-chewing figure in a box high up from the road.. (5.5" x 8.5" 62 pages)


History of a Town
Linda Bjorklund

(5.0" x 8.0" 60 pages)