A man learns by two things. One is reading.
The other is association with smarter people.
– Will Rogers

Cemeteries in Colorado

  • Brinks, Rose L.1988. Bingham Hill Cemetery: Laporte & Bellvue, Colorado, Don-Art Printers, CO, 88 pages.
  • Brinks, Rose L. 1998.  History of the Bingham Hill Cemetery: Laporte & Bellvue, CO, Citizen Printing, CO, 210 pages.
  • Wommack, Linda. 1998.  From the Grave: A Roadside Guide to Colorado’s Pioneer Cemeteries, Caxton Press, ID, 476 pages.

Colorado History

  • Ahlbrandt, Arlene Briggs.  1998. Annie, The Railroad Dog: A True Story, Citizen Printing, CO, 18 pages.
  • Bancroft, Caroline. 1959. Denver’s Lively Past: From a Wild and Woolly Camp to Queen City of the Plains, Johnson Publishing, CO, 48 pages.
  • Bancroft, Caroline. 1961. Colorado’s Lost Gold Mines and Buried Treasure, Johnson Publishers, Boulder, CO, 55 pages.
  • Bueler, Gladys R. 1975. Colorado’s Colorful Characters, Pruett Publishing Co., CO, 115 pages.
  • Carrillo, Richard F. and Daniel A. Jepson.  1995. Exploring the Colorado Frontier: A Study in Historical Archaeology at the Tremont House Hotel, Lower Downtown Denver, Colorado Dept. of Transportation, 106 pages.
  •  Clearfield, Elaine Abrams. 1987. Our Colorado Immortals in Stained Glass, (Publisher unknown) 76 pages.
  • Dallas, Sandra. 1967. No More than Five in a Bed: Colorado Hotels in the Old Days, University of Oklahoma Press, 208 pages.
  • Dorset, Phyllis Flanders.1970.  The Story of Colorado’s Gold & Silver Rushes, Barnes & Noble Books, NY, 434 pages.
  • Downing, Sybil,1996.  Fire in the Hole, University Press of Colorado, Denver, CO, 239 pages.
  • Eberhart, Perry. 1961. Treasure Tales of the Rockies, Sage Books, CO., 294 pages.
  • Feitz, Leland. 1971. Colorado Trolleys: A Quick History of Colorado’s Streetcar Lines, Little London Press, CO, 60 pages.
  • Ferril, Thomas Hornsby and Helen Ferril (eds.). 1966.The Rocky Mountain Herald Reader, William Morrow & Co., Inc, NY, 284 pages.
  • Frazer, Robert W. 1977.Forts of the West: Military Forts and Presidios and Posts Commonly Called Forts West of the Mississippi River to 1898, University of Oklahoma Press, 246 pages.
  • Freedman, Russell. 1983. Children of the Wild West, Clarion Books, NY, 104 pages.
  • Furman, Evelyn E. Livington. 1972. The Tabor Opera House: A Captivating History, (Publisher unknown) 188 pages.
  • Giddings, Ralph. 1992. The Fort Collins Museum: From the Janis Cabin to A Civic Pressure, 1937-1992, Parkview Publishing Co., CO, 101 pages.
  • Hosokawa, Bill. 1976. Thunder in the Rockies: The Incredible Denver Post,  William Morrow & Co., Inc., NY, 447 pages.
  • Hogan, Richard. 1990. Class and Community in Frontier Colorado, University Press of Kansas, 250 pages.
  • Jessen, Kenneth. 1985. Eccentric Colorado: A Legacy of the Bizarre and Unusual, Pruett Publishing, CO, 209 pages.
  • Jessen, Ken. 1986.  Colorado Gunsmoke: True Stories of Outlaws and Lawmen on the Colorado Frontier, J.V. Publications, CO, 255 pages.
  • Matsushima, Dr. John K. 1995. A Journey Back: A History of Cattle Feeding in Colorado and the United States, Cattlemen’s Communication, CO, 208 pages.
  • McFarland, Gerald.  1985.A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West, Penguin Books, NY, 280 pages.
  • Mills, Enos. 1998 (Originally published in 1909) The Story of Scotch, Alpine Blue Ribbon Books, CO, 111 pages.
  • Monnett, John H. and Michael McCarthy. 1987. Colorado Profiles:  Men and Women Who Shaped the Centennial State, Cordillera Press, Inc., CO, 329 pages.
  • Yates, Michael. 1992. An Amusing Glance at Life and Leaders in Early Colorado, The Green House Press, CO, 111 pages

Colorado Towns

  • Bancroft, Caroline. 1960.  Tabor’s Matchless Mine and Lusty Leadville, Johnson Publishing Co., CO, 24 pages.
  • Bancroft, Caroline. 1967.  Estes Park and Trail Ridge, Johnson Publishing Co., CO, 56 pages.
  • Bird, Allan G. 1990. Silverton Then & Now: A Pictorial Journey Through Silverton, Colorado 1874-1922. Access Publishing, CO, 90 pages.
  • Blair, Edward and E. Richard Churchill.  1971.  Everybody Came to Leadville, Little London Press, CO, 40 pages.
  • Blair, Edward. 1972.  Palace of Ice: A History of Leadville’s Ice Palace, 1895-1896, Little London Press, CO, 48 pages.
  • Brenneman, Bill. 1973.  Miracle on Cherry Creek: An Informal History of the Birth and Re-Birth of a Neighborhood, World Press, Inc., Denver, CO,   130 pages.
  • Brunk, Ivan W,  1989. Pikes Peak Pioneers, Pulpit Rock Press, CO, 96 pages.
  • Burnett, Frank Jones.  1983. Golden Memories of Colorado, Mitchener Printing, CO, 205 pages. (Fort Collins history).
  • Colorado Historical Society. 1960. The Historical Encyclopedia of Colorado (2 Volume Set).
  • Cunningham, Chet.  1996. Cripple Creek Bonanza, Republic of Texas Press, TX, 218 pages.
  • Daily, Kathleen Krieger and Gaylord T. Guenin. 1994. Aspen: The Quiet Years, Red Ink, Inc, CO, 703 pages.
  • Dallas, Sandra. 1971.  Cherry Creek Gothic: Victorian Architecture in Denver, University of Oklahoma Press, 292 pages.
  • Dallas, Sandra. 1965. Gaslights and Gingerbread: Colorado’s Historic Homes, Sage Books, Denver, 218 pages.
  • Dodds, Joanne West.  1982. Pueblo: A Pictorial History, Donning Co. Publishers, VA, 208 pages.
  • Dunning, Harold Marion. 1971. Over Hill and Vale: Volume III. History of Northern Colorado, Johnson Publishing Co., Boulder, CO, 511 pages.
  • Ellis, Amanda M.  1961. Legends and Tales of the West, Dentan Printing Co., Colorado Springs, 60 pages.
  • Estes Park Women’s Club. 1990. Little Nature Studies of Estes Park, (Publisher Unknown), 125 pages.
  • Feitz, Leland.  1967. Myers Avenue: Cripple Creek’s Red Light District – A Quick History, Little London Press, CO, 31 pages.
  • Fort Collins Friends of the Library. 1992. Talking About Fort Collins: Selections from Oral Histories, 79 pages.
  • Fry, Norman Walter. 1954. Cache LaPoudre: “The River”, (Publisher unknown) 51 pages.
  • Georgetown Society, Inc. 1990. Georgetown and Silver Plume: Guide to the Historic District,  Cordillera Press, Inc., CO, 48 pages.
  • Goodstein, Phil. 1993. The Seamy Side of Denver, Denver New Social Publications, CO, 284 pages.
  • Hagen, Mary. 1984.  Larimer County Place Names: A History of Names on County Maps, Old Army Press, CO, 86 pages.
  • Hendren, Frederick M.  1984. Pikes Peak Legacy:  Historic and Pictorial Highlights of the Region, Great Western Press, CO, 47 pages.
  • Hicks, Dave. 1976.  Estes Park: From the Beginning, Eagan Printing Co., CO 60 pages.

I can think of no more delightful place to go on a vacation than Colorado, a state of true Western hospitality.
– President Warren G. Harding

  • Jessen, Kenneth. 1984. Thompson Valley Tales: A Book About Estes Park, Loveland, Berthoud, Johnston and Milliken, Century One Press, CO, 98 pages.
  • Lee, Mabel Barbee.  1958. Cripple Creek Days, University of Nebraska Press, 270 pages.
  • Leonard, Stephen J. and Thomas J. Noel. 1990. Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis, University of Press, Colorado, 544 pages.
  • Mills, Enos.  1991 (Originally printed in 1915). The Rocky Mountain Wonderland, University of Nebraska Press, 387 pages.

My chief aim in life is to arouse interest in the outdoors. – Enos Mills, 1917

  • Mills, Enos  A. 1999 (originally published in 195).The Story of Early Estes Park,Temporal Mechanical Press, CO, 91 pages.
  • Noel, Thomas J. 1982.  The City and the Saloon: Denver 1858-1916, University of Nebraska Press, 148 pages.
  • Noel, Thomas J. and Barbara S. Norgren. 1987.  Denver: The City Beautiful, Historic Denver Inc., CO, 248 pages.
  • Noel, Thomas J., Paul F. Mahoney and Richard E. Stevens. 1994. Historical Atlas of Colorado, University of Oklahoma Press, 60 pages.
  • Parrish, Shirley Rietveld. 1959. The Epic of Larimer County, Win-Art, Inc., CO, 82 pages.
  • Pearl, Richard M. 1964. America’s Mountain:  Pikes Peak and the Pikes Peak Region, Little London Press, CO, 36 pages.
  • Pearce, Sarah J. and Christine Pfaff.  1987.Guide to Historic Central City and Black Hawk, Cordillera Press, Inc., CO, 48 pages.
  • Pickering, James H. 1995. Frederick Chapin’s Colorado: The Peaks About Estes Park and Other Writings, University Press of Colorado, 229 pages.
  • Platt, Sarah. 1942. Pioneers of the San Juan Country, The Out West Printing and Stationery Company, CO, 192 pages.
  • Porter, Eliot. 1963. The Place No One Knew: Glen Canyon on the Colorado, Ballantine Books, CO, 75 pages.
  • Rohrbough, Malcolm J.  1986. Aspen: The History of a Silver Mining Town, 1879-1893, Oxford University Press, NY, 263 pages.
  • Skala, Mrs. Helen and Mrs. Dora Krocesky.  1972.  Leadville’s Tales from the Old Timers: The Last Years of Baby Doe Tabor, B & B Printers and Lithographers, CO, 52 pages.
  • Skolout, Patricia Farris. 1989. Colorado Springs History A to Z: With Photographs of the Early Days and a Guide of Places to Visit in the Pikes Peak Region, (Publisher unknown) 69 pages.
  • Smith, Barbara.  1970. Greeley, Colorado: 1870-1970 The First Hundred Years, The Journal Publishing Co., CA, 96 pages.
  • Stauffer, Ruth. 1976. This was Estes Park: Historical Vignettes, Estes Park Area Historical Museum, 63 pages.
  • Sundberg, Wayne. 2014.Fort Collins at 150 – A Sesquicentennial History. HPN Books. 244 pages.
  • Sundberg, Wayne. 1975. Historic Fort Collins, The Old Army Press, Fort Collins, CO, 32 pages.
  • Swanson, Evadene Burris. 1993. Fort Collins Yesterdays, George and Hildegarde Publishers, CO, 297 pages.
  • Taylor, Bayard.  Colorado: A Summer Trip, University Press of Colorado, 185 pages. 1989.

Cookbooks, Western and Cowboy

  • Adams, Andy. 1964. The Log of a Cowboy: A Narrative of the Old Trail Days, (Reproduced  from the edition published in 1903). University of Nebraska Press, NE, 387 pages.
  • Arnold, Sam.  1969. Frying Pans West, Pruett Press, Inc., CO, 50 pages.
  • Arnold, Sam’l P. 1990. Eating Up the Santa Fe Trail, University Press of Colorado, 130 pages.
  • Benham, Jack and Sarah. 1966.  Rocky Mountain Receipts and Remedies: A Souvenir Collation of Early Day Receipts and Remedies Including Homesteader Hints, Bear Creek Publishing Co., CO, 58 pages.
  • Bryant, Tom and Joel Bernstein. 1993. A Taste of Ranching: Cooks and Cowboys, Border Books, NM, 146 pages.
  • Colorado Historical Society. 1997. Across Colorado: Recipes and Recollections, Roberts Rinehart Publishers, CO, 336 pages.
  • Conlin, Joseph R.  1986. Bacon, Beans and Galantines, University of Nevada Press, 246 pages.
  • Curtis, Nancy (editor). 1986. Cowpuncher Poetry: A Collection of Campfire Stories, High Plains Press, Glendo, WY.
  • Fort Collins Junior Womans’ Club. 1976. The Avery House Collection: Recipes and Biographical Sketches, (Publisher unknown), 133 pages.
  • Green, Ben K. 1982. Some More Horse Tradin’, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 255 pgs.
  • Haynes, Diana. 1995. The Dude Ranch Cookbook, Country Roads Press, ME, 181 pages.
  • Ladies of the First Baptist Church. 1896.  Our Best Receipts, Argus Printing Co., CO, 119 pages.
  • Luchetti, Cathy. 1989. Under God’s Spell: Frontier Evangelists, 1772-1915, Harcourt Brace, Jovanovich, NY, 243 pages.
  • Luchetti, Cathy. 1993. Home on the Range: A Culinary History of the American West, Villard Books, NY, 328 pages.
  • Lummis, Charles F. 1928. A Bronco Pegasus, Houghton Mifflin Co, The Riverside Press Cambridge, 150 pages.
  • MacEwan, Grant. 1975. Blazing the Old Cattle Trail, Western Producer Prairie Books, Saskatchewan, 248 pages.
  • McDowell, Bart. 1972. The American Cowboy in Life and Legend, The National Geographic Society, NY, 211 pages.
  • Potter, Edgar “Frosty”.  1995. Cowboys Talk Right Purty!  Colorful cowboy sayings, stores and poetry told by a hundred-year-old cowboy! Golden West Publishers, CO, 124 pages.
  • Potter, Edgar “Frosty”.  1996. Cowboy Slang.  Golden West Publishers, CO, 125 pages.
  • Smith, Lawrence B. 1936.  Dude Ranches and Ponies, Coward-McCann, New York.
  • Sonnichsen, C.L. 1950. Cowboys and Cattle Kings: Life on the Range Today, University of Oklahoma Press, 316 pages.
  • Watson, Tom. 1991. Cowboy Cooking: Recipes from the Cowboy Artists of America, Northland Publishing, AZ, 162 pages.
  • Watts, Peter.  1977. A Dictionary of the Old West, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 399 pages.
  • Williams, Jacqueline. 1993. Wagon Wheel Kitchens: Food on the Oregon Trail (Foreward by Sam’l P. Arnold), University Press of Kansas, 222 pages.

Ghost Towns

  • Bancroft, Caroline. 1961. Unique Ghost Towns and Mountain Spots,  Johnson Publishing Company, Boulder, CO, 95 pages.
  • Brown, Robert L. 1968. Ghost Towns of the Colorado Rockies, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., ID, 491 pages.
  • Florin, Lambert. 1971. Colorado-Utah Ghost Towns, Superior Publishing Co., Seattle, WA, 112 pages.
  • Jessen, Kenneth, 1998. Ghost Towns Colorado Style, Volume One – Northern Region, J.V. Publications, CO, 508 pages.
  • Jessen, Kenneth, 1999. Ghost Towns Colorado Style, Volume Two – Central Region, J.V. Publications, CO, 616 pages.
  • Martin, MaryJoy. 1985.  Twilight Dwellers of Colorado: Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins, Pruett Publisher CO., Boulder, CO, 167 pages.
  • Murray, Earl. 1988. Ghosts of the Old West, A Tom Doherty Associates Book NY, 201 pages.

Men of the West

  • Gardiner, Charles Fox, M.D.  1940. Doctor at Timberline, The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 315 pages.
  • Gates, Zethyl. 1981.Mariano Medina: Colorado Mountain Man, Johnson Publishing Co., CO, 110 pages.
  • Lamm, Richard D. and Duane A. Smith.  1984. Pioneers and Politicians: 10 Colorado Governors in Profile, Pruett Publishing Co., CO, 187 pages.
  • Odell, Roy Paul and Kenneth C. Jessen. 1996. An Ear in his Pocket: The Life of Jack Slade, J.V. Publications, CO, 122 pages.
  • Paton, Patricia. 1993. A Medical Gentleman: James F. Waring, M.D., Colorado Historical Society, CO, 232 pages.
  • Ruhtenberg, Polly King and Dorothy E. Smith.  1972. Henry McAllister: Colorado Pioneer, Pine Hill Press, SD, 52 pages.
  • Savage, William  W., Jr. 1993. Cowboy Life:  Reconstructing An American Myth, University Press of Colorado, 233 pages.
  • Smith, Duane A.  1989. Horace Tabor: His Life and the Legend, University of Press, Colorado, 395 pages.
  • Smith, Duane A. and Ronald C. Brown. 2001. No One Ailing Except a Physician: Medicine in the Mining West, 1848-1919. University Press of Colorado, 160 pages.

Women of the West

  • Akridge, Sandra. 1985. The Enigma of Silver Dollar Tabor, The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • Ahlbrandt, Arlene Briggs. 1999. Lady Moon and Her Animal Friends, Morris Publishing, NE, 49 pages.
  • Ahlbrandt, Arlene and Mary Hagen, 2001. Women to Remember of Northern Colorado, Azure Publishing, CO, 126 pages.
  • Bancroft, Caroline. 1955. Silver Queen: The Fabulous Story of Baby Doe Tabor, Johnson Books, CO, 80 pages.
  • Bancroft, Caroline, (Date unknown). The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Johnson Books, CO, 44 pages.
  • Bancroft, Caroline.1965.  Six Racy Madams of Colorado, Johnson Publishing Co., CO, 64 pages.
  • Bird, Isabella L. 1960.  A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, University of Oklahoma Press, 251 pages.
  • Blair, Kay Reynolds. 1971. Ladies of the Lamplight, Little London Press, CO, 40 pages.
  • Bluemel, Elinor. (date unknown) .Florence Sabin: Colorado Woman of the Century, University of Colorado Press, 238 pages.
  • Brown, Dee,. 1958.  The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West, University of Nebraska Press, 317 pages.
  • Brown, Mable. 1990. First Ladies of Wyoming, 1869-1990, Wyoming Commission on Women, WY, 160 pages.
  • Buren, Dorothy. 1952.  Daughters of the American Revolution in Colorado H 1894-1953, The Dentan Printing Co., CO, 99 pages.
  • Butler, Anne M. 1985. Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery:  Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90, University of Illinois Press, 179 pages.
  • Cleaveland, Agnes Morley. 1941. No Life for a Lady, University of Nebraska Press, 356 pages.
  • Cornell, Virginia. 1991. Doc Susie:  The True Story of a Country Physician in the Colorado Rockies, Ivy Books, NY, 235 pages.
  • Custer, Elizabeth B. 1961. Boots and Saddles: Or, Life in Dakota with General Custer, University of Oklahoma Press, 276 pages.
  • Danker, Donald F. 1959. Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866, University of Nebraska Press, 199 pages.
  • Dary, David. 1995. Seeking Pleasure in the Old West, Random House, NY, 352 pages.
  • Drago, Harry Sinclair. 1969. Notorious Ladies of the Frontier, Dodd, Mead and Co., NY, 170 pages.
  • Ellis, Anne. 1929. The Life of an Ordinary Woman, University of Nebraska Press, 301 pages.
  • French, Emily. 1987. Emily:  The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman, University of Nebraska Press, 166 pages.
  • Harris, Katherine.  1993. Long Vistas:  Women and Families on Colorado Homesteads, University of Colorado Press, 216 pages.
  • Johnson, Dorothy M. 1997.  Some Went West, University of Nebraska Press, 180 pages.
  • Jones-Eddy, Julie.  1992. Homesteading Women: An Oral History of Colorado, 1890-1950, Twayne Publishers, NY, 252 pages.
  • Karsner, David. 1932. Silver Dollar, Crown Publishers, NY, 354 pages.
  • Levenson, Dorothy.  1973. Women of the West, Franklin Watts, Inc., NY, 88 pages.
  • Luchetti, Cathy and Carol Olwell.  1982.  Women of the West, Orion Books, NY, 240 pages.
  • Mathes, Valeria Sherer. 1990. Helen Hunt Jackson and Her Indian Reform Legacy, University of Texas Press, 235 pages.
  • Mefford, Jack, Janet Sanders-Richter and Jan Weir. Hardships and Hopes: Fascinating Frontier Women of Northern Colorado, (Publisher and date of publication unknown), 94 pages.
  • Miller, Lafi. 2000. Those Crazy Pioneers: With the Life and Times of Lady Moon & Vignettes of History, Lafi Miller Pub., CO, 167 pages.
  • Miller, Max and Fred Mazzulla. 1962. Holladay Street, Ballantine Books, NY, 223 pages. (Mattie Silks book)
  • Mills, Esther Burnell (with contributions by Enos A. Mills). 1999 (Originally published in 1920) A Baby’s Life in the Rocky Mountains, Temporal Mechanical Press, CO, 128 pages.
  • Morgan, Speer. 1979. Belle Starr, Pocket Books, NY, 310 pages.
  • Moynihan, Betty.  1988. Augusta Tabor: A Pioneering Woman, Cordillera Press, Inc., Colorado, 144 pages.
  • O’Brien, Theresa. 1963. The Bitter Days of Baby Doe Tabor and Memories of the High Country, 14 pages.
  • Riley, Glenda. 1984. Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915, University of New Mexico Press, 336 pages.
  • Riley, Glenda.  1988. The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains. University Press of Kansas, 299 pages.
  • Roach, Joyce Gibson.  1990. The Cowgirls, The University of North Texas Press, 259 pages.

I’ve got a young cow-puncher roped,
I’ve got him on my string,
And everything is lovely,
We’ll be married in the spring.

  • Roberts, Martha Gaby. 1977. Honeymaid: The Story of Silver Dollar Tabor, Golden Bell Press, CO, 112 pages.
  • Robertson, Janet.  1990.The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies, University of Nebraska Press, 220 pages.
  • Russell, Hal Mrs. 1956. Settler Mac and the Charmed Quarter-Section, Sage Books, CO, 159 pages.
  • Seagraves, Anne.  1991.  Women Who Charmed the West, Wesanne Publications, ID, 176 pages.
  • Seagraves, Anne.  1992.  High-Spirited Women of the West, Wesanne Publications, ID, 174 pages.
  • Seagraves, Anne. 1994. Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West, Wesanne Publications, ID, 173 pages.

Let her many good qualities invoke leniency
in criticizing her failings.
– Thompson and West, History of Nevada County, 1880

  • Seagraves, Anne.  1996. Daughters of the West, Wesanne Publications, ID, 176 pages.
  • Seagraves, Anne. 2002. Roses of the West, Wesanne Publications, ID, 175 pages.
  • Stewart, Elinore Pruitt. 1961. Letters of a Woman Homesteader, University of Nebraska Press, 282 pages.
  • Turner, Wallace B., Ph.D. 1982. Colorado Woman’s College: The Story of a Dream, Walsworth Publishing, Co., MO, 296 pages.
  • West, Mark L. 1994. Westward to a High Mountain: The Colorado Writings of Helen Hunt Jackson,
    Colorado Historical Society, 128 pages.
  • Whitacre, Christine. 1993. Molly Brown: Denver’s Unsinkable Lady, Historic Denver, Inc., CO, 82 pages.
  • Wills, May Bennett and Caroline Bancroft. 1966. The Unsinkable Molly Brown Cookbook, Sage Books, CO, 118 pages.
  • Wood-Clark, Sarah. 1991. Beautiful Daring Western Girls: Women of the Wild West Shows, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, CO, 27 pages.
  • Zauner, Phyllis.  1989. Those Spirited Women of the Early West, Zanel Publications, CA, 63 pages.