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“Ghost Towns of the Rockies”
New book takes you on a tour of over 60 towns throughout the Rockies. Read the captivating stories of miners and their families who helped to shape the American dream, along with juicy pieces of history, along the way. Along your journey, keep in mind that this book is not about the forgotten places, but instead, about re-living history.
Atglen P.A. — Rocky Mountain ghost towns are filled with chilling, but captivating stories. Horace Tabor (in 1879) was said to be the fifth richest man in the United States; he wore night shirts with diamond-studded buttons. But in the silver panic of 1893, Tabor lost his fortune and was reduced to working for sixty-five cents a day at the time of his death. South Pass City, Wyoming, was the home of the women’s suffrage movement. It was here that the first woman was sworn to a political office. The Carissa Mine poured millions of dollars into South Pass and by 1873 there were 4,000 residentsùit was a bustling place. Today, South Pass lies abandoned and desolate, with less than seven residents living year round. Read about Annabelle Stark, of St. Elmo, Colorado, a local who still is believed to haunt the hotel. Olive Oatman was captured by Indians near Gila Bend, Arizona, and held in captivity for years before her brother found her. This is a handy guide of rags-to-riches stories and silent hardships. The ghost towns depicted appeal to travelers, archeologists, artists, historians, anthropologists, and individuals from all walks of life.
Preethi Burkholder is originally from Sri Lanka, where she lived for twenty years. Her interest in ghost towns of the Rocky Mountains was born as she spent one summer volunteering for the USDA Forest Service in Monticello and Moah, Utah. After moving to Colorado, which eventually turned out to be her dwelling place, she began to nurture her interest in ghost towns. Being an immigrant herself, she developed a fondness for learning about immigrants who made it to America in search of gold and silver. She has realized it is all about the journey and less about the final destination. She has a Master's degree in Ethnomusicology and has published many travel articles. To find out more above Preethi, visit her at www.giftedhandswriting.com.
Preethi’s book sells for $16.99 and can be purchased through the publisher at www.schifferbooks.com, your local bookseller, as well as numerous online retailers.
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. is based in Atglen, PA on the Schiffer Book Farm. The company is known for publishing high quality Antique, Arts, Architecture, Lifestyle, and Military History books, as well as a successful line of children and ghost books. Schiffer Publishing is always looking for people to write books on new and related subjects. If you have an idea for a book, please contact them at email@example.com
Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 27 b/w photos
Page Count: 192
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