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dclarchivists created a list May 07 2021
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Historic Trails & Westward Migration

"Colorado's central location made it a waypoint (or destination) for much westward migration in the 19th century. Many travelers followed routes already historic as trading routes. This list compiles resources about some of Colorado's most well-kno..."
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dclarchivists created a list Apr 16 2021
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Ghost Towns of Colorado

"Ghost towns in the western United States are a popular subject in the study of history. This list compiles sources about ghost towns and abandoned sites in Douglas County and the state of Colorado. Reference and archival items may not be checked o..."
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dclarchivists created a list Apr 16 2021
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Trappers, Mountain Men & the Fur Trade

"The fur trade brought some of the first white residents to Colorado. Learn more about them with the resources in this list. Reference and archival items may not be checked out. They can be accessed during normal business hours at the Castle Rock -..."
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dclarchivists created a list Apr 15 2021
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Bootleggers, Organized Crime & Prohibition

"For a time, Douglas County had a reputation for Prohibition-era illegal activity, due to its proximity to Denver and its rural community, which allowed for a low profile. These resources will help you learn about local bootlegging, gangsters, gamb..."
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dclarchivists created a list Mar 11 2021
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Cowboys & Cattle Ranching

"Interested in Douglas County's cattle ranching history? These resources can get you started. Reference and archival items may not be checked out. They can be accessed during normal business hours at the Castle Rock - Philip S. Miller library."
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