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By Mona Lambrecht

ISBN-10: 0738558907

ISBN-13: 9780738558905

ISBN-10: 1531637957

ISBN-13: 9781531637958

Born out of the 1859 Pikes top gold rush, Boulder sits alongside front diversity the place the Rocky Mountains meet the plains. Discoveries of gold, silver, telluride, and coal close by placed the little provide city at the map, and early miners, farmers, and businessmen prospered there. The railroad's arrival in 1873 introduced extra beginners who cultivated a various group jam-packed with new companies, social firms, and faculties, and town flourished regardless of the social difficulties and financial fluctuations that have been usual of early mining cities. via the Nineties, schooling, wellbeing and fitness, and tourism had turn into major to Boulder's monetary improvement, a trend that keeps to at the present time. nice switch happened throughout the early 1900s within the type of a citywide alcohol prohibition, the influenza epidemic, and the closure of the "Switzerland path" railroad in 1919, yet Boulder weathered those tricky occasions at the same time it witnessed the top of the nice railroading era.

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