159 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Colorado Forts: Historic Outposts on the Wild Frontier
softcover, cover slightly damaged.
Chapter Titles: Chronology --  Contested Borders (1806/1822) -- What, is this not the Red River? -- From the heads of Spaniards --  Trading Post Wars (1822/1842) -- Little White Man -- Damn the government -- Air-built castle -- I hope to make a fortune -- I have no profession -- Do all the harm possible -- Rivaled bedlam itself -- Wretched species of a fort --  Manifest Destiny (1842/1849) -- My true and reliable friend -- Wickedness and idleness -- The world is coming with him -- Ready to wade in Mexican blood -- The only Bent brother left -- Fremont's Christmas camp --  Gold and the Civil War (1849/1864) -- We heard an explosion -- Serving an ungrateful man -- Bespattered with the blood of victims -- Extinction is imminent -- The citizen must be a soldier -- Mysterious attraction about her --  War on the Plains (1864/1870) -- No right to be called a battle -- Close and desperate fight -- Enough to make men desert -- Inadequate for proper protection --  The Utes Must Go (1870/1880) -- Wholly unlike Cooper's red men -- All the good people will remember them -- Watching them pass in single file -- Epilogue -- Day trips.
Throughout the 1800s, explorers braved brutal weather and hostile enemies, trekking through the towering mountains and fertile valleys on the ragged edge of civilization. These early pioneers built stockades, trading posts, military camps and miniature citadels that would shape the state of Colorado for generations to come. As the settlers struggled to survive desperate times, economic depressions and bloody wars, some of these historic outposts would become Colorado's cities, schools, hospitals and museums, while others would sink back into the mud from which they came. Join author Jolie Anderson Gallagher as she chronicles the stories of the forts and the early explorers, fur trappers, soldiers and wives who constructed and occupied them.
Donated by Elizabeth Schlosser in 2019.
Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2013.