Cripple Creek District: (Paperback)

Last of Colorado's Gold Booms (Making of America)

By Jan Mackell, Cripple Creek District Museum

Arcadia Publishing (SC), 9780738524139, 160pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2003

List Price: 24.99*
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The Cripple Creek District, on the back of Pikes Peak in central Colorado, first found fame through Bob Womack, the cowboy who publicized his knowledge of gold in the high country and drew thousands to the area. Gold fever allowed the region to flourish, while strikes, fires, and economic hardships threatened the district's survival. The dwindling population's fortitude, plus innovative ideas to boost the economy, carried the city from a struggling gold-miners' paradise to a favored tourist spot.