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The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer for 1871. Comprising a Brief History of Colorado, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Mining, Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Inhabitants, Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Accurate Directory of Denver, Golden City, Black Hawk, Central City, Nevada, Idaho, Georgetown, Boulder, Greeley, Colorado City, Pueblo, Trinidad, etc. First Year of Publication

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The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer for 1871. Comprising a Brief History of Colorado, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Mining, Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Inhabitants, Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Accurate Directory of Denver, Golden City, Black Hawk, Central City, Nevada, Idaho, Georgetown, Boulder, Greeley, Colorado City, Pueblo, Trinidad, etc. First Year of Publication

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Denver: S. S. Wallihan & Company, 1870. 8vo. Original purple cloth, Colorado Territory seal gilt stamped on upper cover, spine gilt lettered. Spine sunned, otherwise a tight, fresh copy, with a profusion of advertisements. FIRST EDITION. While not the first directory of Denver, it is the first contain other surrounding cities, including Golden City, Black Hawk, Central City, Nevada, Idaho, Georgetown, Boulder, Greeley, Colorado City, Pueblo, Trinidad, and others.

Braislin 439; Howell 52:98 ("Difficult to locate in any condition.... An excellent source for the early history of Colorado. It was more than just a directory, but rather an extremely detailed compendium of information and statistics on virtually every aspect of the Territory, including its history, geography and geology, natural resources, flora and fauna, climate, agriculture, transportation, manufacturing and economic development, territorial government, and, of course, mining and its allied industries. A more useful and comprehensive guide to pre-statehood Colorado would be difficult to find") Howes C611; Sabin 72459; Streeter Sale 4280 ("This Directory gives useful information on the early territorial history of Colorado, including the various conventions and forms of government in the early days, railroads, colonization, and early mining-TWS"); Wilcox, p. 118; Wynar 1905.

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Title
The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer for 1871. Comprising a Brief History of Colorado, and a Condensed but Comprehensive Account of Her Mining, Agricultural, Commercial and Manufacturing Interests, Climatology, Inhabitants, Advantages and Industries, Together with a Complete and Accurate Directory of Denver, Golden City, Black Hawk, Central City, Nevada, Idaho, Georgetown, Boulder, Greeley, Colorado City, Pueblo, Trinidad, etc. First Year of Publication
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WALLIHAN, S. S. & COMPANY
Book condition
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Hardcover
Publisher
S. S. Wallihan & Company
Place of Publication
Denver
Date Published
1870
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