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History of Custer County, Colorado

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One-Room Schoolhouses, Custer County, Colorado

One-Room Schoolhouses of Custer County, Colorado

One-Room Schoolhouses gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of the people of Custer County, Colorado, and their deep desire to educate their children. It was not an easy task for them. It required 25 one-room schools with the local residents supporting the districts.

5.5″ x 8.5″
157 pages
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Hear the Whistle Blow

Hear the Whistle Blow

Hear the Whistle Blow along the Royal Gorge and through the Wet Mountain Valley is the story of the two railroad branches of the Denver and Rio Grande (D&RG) that made their way into the Wet Mountain Valley in Custer County, Colorado. To tell the story of the railroad serving the valley it was important to analyze the motivation for their building and the impact on the lives of the residents they served.

8.25″ x 10.75″
72 pages
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 Custer County: A Gold Mine of History

Custer County, Colorado: A Gold Mine of History

Custer County: A Gold Mine of History was created as a visual aid to share with children visiting on school field trips, but it can be enjoyed as quick look at the history of Custer County, Colorado. Its main purpose is to better inform its readers about the history of this beautiful valley and surrounding area. It is hoped both children and adults will enjoy the historic material interwoven with artwork throughout this book.

8.5″ x 11″
31 pages
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 The Silver Cliff Schoolhouse

The Silver Cliff Schoolhouse

The Silver Cliff Schoolhouse: History of the School, Stories by the Children is about Silver Cliff Schoolhouse teachers and students who lived through the boom and bust years of the mining community in Custer County, Colorado. The building that even now stands in Silver Cliff was occupied for 66 years with students and teachers that over time lived a part of the boom and bust years of the town.

7″ x 8.5″
31 pages
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4-books

Set of Four Books on the history of Custer County, Colorado

Buy all four books on the history of Custer County, Colorado, and save on shipping!

Price: $41.95
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