header Home Link Member Link Donate Today Home Link
Search  for 
The New Eldorado
Larger Photo   

The New Eldorado

$29.95

The New El Dorado
After three hundred years of exploration by Spanish Conquistadors, mountain men, and Plains Indians, it was a group of canny Georgians who, in 1859, unlocked the treasures of the Rockies and played pied piper to the thousands of rowdy, adventurous last-ditch fortune hunters who surged westward in search of the new El Dorado. Thus began forty years of boom and bust. Gold Diggers, silver miners, outlaws, gamblers, swindlers, soldiers-of-fortune, prostitutes, pioneers, and millionaires flooded into the mining camps and fledgling cities, where law, order and morality came in second in the race for riches and "the good life." In "The New El Dorado", Colorado comes alive as a place where fortunes were waiting to be won and lost in the bloody gold and silver rushes that shaped the legends and the style of the great American West. Famous and infamous, mighty and small, all stampeded toward the big bonanza. A lust re-creation of one of the most exciting chapters in American history, The New El Dorado races through lawless, thrilling turn of the century Colorado and proves that the truth is infinitely more bizarre than any fiction ever written.
Phyllis Flanders Dorset
448 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-55591-723-4
Fulcrum Publishing
1970


Quantity  

    
Item # 006540
 

Other Customers purchased
   
Colorado’s Strangest: A Legacy of Bizarre Events   
 

Colorado’s Strangest: A Legacy of Bizarre Events
$14.95

    
VisitGolden.org Trip Advisor The Museum's Pinterest Page Museum YouTube Channel Follow the Museum on Twitter The Museum's Facebok Profile Sign up for the Museum newsletter. The SCFD Legal and privacy policy. Contact the Museum
 

Our celebrated store has over a thousand railroad-themed gifts, jewelry, magazines, books and videos, covering all areas of the United States as well as a small selection of international railroad books. For young people, we have a large selection of Thomas the Tank Engine™ collectibles and a wide range of railroad-themed toys.