A Quick History of Ouray

By: Smith, P. David

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The History of "Ouray -- Gem of the Rockies" is a fascinating tale of the typical boom and bust cycles of all of Colorado's major mining towns. Silver brought the first prospectors to the beautiful valley, but gold kept Ouray from becoming a ghost town after the Silver Crash of 1893. The town rebounded because of the demand for metals during World War I and II but slipped into an economic depression after each war. Although tourism was always important, in the 1970s it became more vital to the economy, and the town has continued to grow and prosper since that time. The abandoned ghost towns and mining relics that litter the local hillsides can be seen by anyone traveling the jeep trails interlacing the local mountains.

Title: A Quick History of Ouray

Author/Composer: Smith, P. David

Categories: Travel,

Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Co.: 1999-08-01

ISBN Number: 1890437115

ISBN Number 13: 9781890437114

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 011010

Description: Very Good Condition used paperback copy titled A Quick History of Ouray by P. David Smtih. CONDITION NOTES: Pages unmarked, tight binding, no spine crease, minor visible cover wear and outer soil. From the back cover:The History of Ouray, Gem of the Rockies, is a fascinating tale of the typical boom and bust cycles of all of Colorado's major mining towns. Although tourism was always important, in the 1970s it became more vital to the economy, and the town has continued to grow and prosper. The abandoned ghost towns and mining relics that litter the local hillsides can be seen by anyone traveling the jeep trails interlacing the local mountains, which contain some of the most amazing scenery in the world. Ouray CO: Western Relfections, Inc., 1999. Third edition 2003. 96 pages, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 22 cm. Retail price 12.95.

Keywords: P David Smith, History American West, Ouray, 1890437115. 9781890437114, Colorado History, Mining Towns, Mines, Gem of the Rockies, Silver Crash 1893, Abandoned Ghost Towns, Mining Relics,