Chronicles of Douglas County, Colorado

Chronicles of Douglas County, Colorado

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It's hard to imagine that Douglas County's breathtaking vistas--now occupied by expanding suburbs and quiet, open spaces--were once the home to dinosaur herds and, later on, nomadic Indian tribes. The nation's second gold rush brought those seeking great fortunes to central Colorado, but it was the untapped potential of the area and a dream of taming the land that appealed most to early settlers of Douglas County. Pioneers like General Bela Hughes and John D. Perry (whose agreement led to the railroad connection across Kansas to Denver) and Martin Henry Goddard (who, along with his wife, Nellie, ran the Rhode Island Hotel) were among the first of many settlers to establish roots here. Join the Castle Rock Writers for a journey through the history of this land and the diverse legacy left behind by those who made it their home.
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781626191792
Characteristics: 191 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Castle Rock Writers
Call Number: 978.886 CHR


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A historical overview of Douglas County, Colorado, written by the Castle Rock Writers.

Historical overview of Douglas County, Colorado, written by the Castle Rock Writers.

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ArapahoeStaff29 Nov 10, 2016

A good collection of essays about the history and growth of Douglas County. It's easy to overlook the history that surrounds us every single day and I'm glad that the Castle Rock Writers have been inspired to remind us.


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