318 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
27 color plates
Animas-La Plata Project Volume V
Miners, Railroaders, and Ranchers: Creating Western Rural Landscapes in Ridges Basin and Wildcat Canyon, Southwestern Colorado
This volume of the Animas–La Plata series begins with an overview of Native American (Ute and Navajo) habitation, early Spanish exploration, and Euroamerican mining, homesteading, and ranching in Ridges Basin and Wildcat Canyon areas. This is followed by a description and discussion of historic features and sites and associated artifacts documented in the project area. This discussion integrates the descriptive and historical components of this volume into a narrative of local and area history.
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