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A quick history of Leadville

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Published by Western Reflections Pub. Co. in Montrose, Colo .
Written in English



  • Leadville (Colo.)


  • Leadville (Colo.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [89]-92) and index.

Other titlesLeadville
Statementby Christian J. Buys.
LC ClassificationsF784.L4 B893 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 98 p. :
Number of Pages98
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3699331M
ISBN 101932738002
LC Control Number2003115768

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Magazine journalist Klucas debuts with a patiently detailed unfolding of the environmental missteps that have marked the entire history of Leadville, Colorado. The town sits atop an impressive array of mineral deposits: silver and gold, copper and manganese, molybdenite, and, of course, lead. Leadville was an important part of Colorado's expansion and development and this book is a visual treasury of Leadville history. About the Author Christian J. Buys has been intrigued by Leadville's history since he first visited the Cloud City in while pursuing a doctorate in psychology at the University of s: 3. I have written three books: Leadville: A Biography of the A40 (Picador ), which won a Somerset Maugham Award and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was short-listed for two other awards; The City of Abraham (Picador, ); and The Great Flood: Travels through a Sodden Landscape (Picador ), which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week/5(4).   The fourth book in the series, Mercury’s Rise, has just been published by Poisoned Pen Press. A few months ago Ann and I sat down to lunch in NYC where she held me spellbound with tales of the Great and Good–or the Not So Good–who passed through Leadville, Colorado, center of America’s silver mining industry back in the s.

History. Home. History. Receive Colorado’s Best Deals in your inbox! © | Website by VistaWorks. Leadville has a vast history rooted in mining and the outdoors. Following are key events that have occurred since gold was first discovered in – Abe Lee Discovers Gold On Ap , Abe Lee discovered a rich load of placer gold in California Gulch, one mile east of Leadville. Three months later, Colorado’s gold rush was in.   Initially, I thought I was getting into a book on 's Leadville, but this took me on a journey through the EPA's superfund law in Leadville. I wish the author would write a second edition encompassing events from to the present. I highly recommend this book to Colorado history buffs and environmental scientists s: A Quick History of Leadville is a slim little book chock full of information about its subject. Christian Buys writes almost affectionately about the up's and down's of Leadville. It's citizens come to life/5.