Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story - Alice Polk Hill. "The romantic, gold-seeking Spaniards were pioneering in the Great West, near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, almost a century before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock." Sit back and enjoy the fascinating account of the pioneers that opened mines, built towns, created ranches and laid the foundations for civilization in this rugged wilderness.This extensive volume is divided into 10 parts: The Wilderness Of The West, The Argonauts, The Provisional Government, The Development Of Pioneer Enterprises, The Territory Of Colorado, The Pioneer State Builders, The Mountain Towns, The Western Slope, The Towns Of The Plains, and The Great State Building Epoch. Discussions include the mysteries of the Cliff Dwellers, Indians and buffalo; early exploration and explorers; trappers, traders and hunters; important events, significant figures (including "Kit" Carson and Horace Greeley) and towns; government and laws; education, religion, societies, and business; the Gold Rush, the Pony Express and much more. Numerous charming illustrations of people and places enhance the text. This rich source of data will appeal to genealogists and historians alike - a MUST for anyone researching Colorado! (1915), 2008, paper, index, 576 pp.