140 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The River and the Road: The compelling story of the Big Thompson River, US 34, and human resilience in the face of tragedy
"This is the story of the enduring struggle to forge and maintain a transportation connection through the Big Thompson Canyon to Estes Park. Constructed more than 100 years ago, the first road established that connection and paved the way for recreation and settlement in the canyon. Since then, major flooding of the Big Thompson River has claimed lives and caused catastrophic damage to property, infrastructure, and natural habitats. Throughout both the 1976 and 2013 floods, the human spirit was tested, but not broken." -Johnny Olson, CDOT Deputy Director.
Longmont, CO, Steuben Press, 2019.