Creating Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape, 1860-1940

Hardcover | February 8, 1999

byWilliam Wyckoff

not yet rated|write a review
Sprawling Piedmont cities, ghost towns on the plains, earth-toned placitas set against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, mining camps transformed into ski resorts-these are some of the diverse regions in Colorado explored in this fascinating book. Historical geographer William Wyckoff traces the evolution of the state during its formative years from 1860 to 1940, chronicling its changing cultural landscapes, social communities, & connections to a larger America & showing that Colorado has exemplified the unfolding of a complex western environment. Wyckoff discusses how nature, capitalism, a growing federal political presence, & national cultural influences came together to produce a new human geography in Colorado. He explains the ways in which the state's distinctive settlement geographies each took on a special character that persists to the present. He leads the reader through the transformation of the state from wilderness to a distinct region capable of accommodating the diverse needs of ranchers, miners, merchants, farmers, & city dwellers. And he describes how a state created out of cartographic necessity has been given uniqueness & meaning by the people who live there.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$88.54

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From Our Editors

Return to a time when men mined the Colorado hills for gold and travel through a period of thriving ranching to a modern-day tourist’s dream of hiking and skiing. William Wyckoff follows this fascinating development from 1860 to 1940 and shows how an unimportant little state became one of the most profitable in the union. Creating Colo...

From the Publisher

Sprawling Piedmont cities, ghost towns on the plains, earth-toned placitas set against the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, mining camps transformed into ski resorts-these are some of the diverse regions in Colorado explored in this fascinating book. Historical geographer William Wyckoff traces the evolution of the state during its formativ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:348 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:February 8, 1999Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300071183

ISBN - 13:9780300071184

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Creating Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape, 1860-1940

Reviews

Extra Content

From Our Editors

Return to a time when men mined the Colorado hills for gold and travel through a period of thriving ranching to a modern-day tourist’s dream of hiking and skiing. William Wyckoff follows this fascinating development from 1860 to 1940 and shows how an unimportant little state became one of the most profitable in the union. Creating Colorado traces the movement of people and business across the state as politics and economics dictated.