This book tells the story, past to present, of a unique creek and canyon environment on the Front Range of Colorado. The book is generously illustrated with color photographs so that the reader may “visit” this exotic and magnificent scenery from the comfort of a favorite chair.The South Boulder Creek drainage showcases a fascinating history from the distant past (in geologic time 1.7 billion years recorded in the Precambrian Boulder Creek granite) to the farsighted and futuristic establishment of Boulder Greenbelt or open space concepts that have attracted worldwide attention.The story includes the diversion of Western Slope water into the city of Denver, a cattle ranch that at one time was the largest in the state, and railroad ventures to warm the hearts of the most dedicated railroad buffs. The canyon was home to a fabulous resort that operated for almost 80 years and hosted the most famous celebrities of the time.Historic backgrounds are included for many of the properties that are now public lands and open to the public.
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Published November 4, 2004
Westerns, Literature & Fiction.