Way Points Along The Book Mountains

A Glimpse from Colorado to Utah

by Kathy Hurt


Formats

Softcover
$18.68
Hardcover
$28.03
E-Book
$13.95
Softcover
$18.68

Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781456818180
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781456818197
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781456818203

About the Book

Waypoints Along the Book Mountains is an historical glimpse of the Little Book Cliff range in western Colorado extending to Utah as the Book Cliffs. People living along this range enjoy watching the sun cast the alpenglow on the cliffs as the sun sets. Ute people, ranchers, settlers even hermits have occupied the cedar, pinion and oak brush-covered slopes. Old and new coal mines dot the mountain from Palisade to Price . The Ute people leaving Colorado at the time of the Meeker Massacre used most of the state for hunting. They also used the numerous hot springs in the mountains for medicinal purposes. Forced to go to the reservation in Utah they are now trying to bridge the gaps with pow-wows at Meeker and Montrose. Traveling to other reservations for the Bear Dance.


About the Author

Kathy was born in Fruita, Colorado in extreme western Colorado. In fact, her childhood home was only eight miles from the Colorado-Utah border. Her parents, grandparents aunts and uncles knew many of the people and their descendents in this book. “Growing up on the farm before many modern conveniences, I always appreciated the hard work and struggles of people just starting out.” Working on a school newspaper, local weekly newspaper, creative writing and extensive reading of Colorado history inspired for Kathy two manuscript efforts Between the Book Cliffs and the Blue, homesteading in Moffat County and Roads to Rangely, the transformation of Rangely, Colorado from small ranching town to oil boom town.