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South Park's Gunnison Division Memories & Then Some

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South Park's Gunnison Division Memories & Then Some

On September 30, 1872, the Denver, South Park & Pacific Railway Company was organized with 25,000 shares at $100 a share. The vision: a railroad that begins in Denver, traversing the canyons, valley and mountains of Colorado, with the eventual continuance to the Pacific Ocean. As the railroad, grew, changed, matured, declined and almost disappeared, its fabled life, construction, operation and demise can capture the imagination of nearly everyone. Filled with photographs and stories by descendants of South Park railroaders, this book is indispensable to those who wish to delve into personal retellings and newspaper articles that give an insight into what it took to travel the high plains and mountains of Colorado by rail. From Como to Gunnison, these accounts from the days of stagecoaches and freight-hauling teams of horses blend into the history and tall tales that surround this rugged, storied road.

By Tom and Denise Klinger.
Copyright 2012 by Tom Klinger.
Published by Tom Klinger.
312 pages, with many b&w photos, maps and illustrations.
8.75" x 11.25" hard cover.
ISBN 978-0-9761288-2-3


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