Cornerstones and Communities: A Historical Overview of Colorado's County Seats and Courthouses

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Rodgers & Nelsen Pub., 2001 - History - 345 pages
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Cornerstones & Communities is much more than a reliable resource for the details of chronology and political boundaries. Author, William Virden weaves colorful lore into this fascinating study. The expansive text is seasoned with the true-to-life stories of old west cowboy towns, spectacular mining booms and busts, gritty cattle ranchers and beet farmers, city thoroughfares, and snowy-slopes-turned-big-industry. Virden completes the vivid histories with descriptions of each courthouses unique architectural style.

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About the author (2001)

William L. Virden is director of the Colorado Institute for Historical Study and teaches history classes at the University of Northern Colorado. He lives in Fort Collins, Colorado. Mary G. Borg is a history teacher at the University of Northern Colorado, where she is also supervisor of student teachers in social studies and history. She lives in Greeley, Colorado.

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