Pike's Peak: A Mining Saga (Hardback)Frank Waters (author)
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Arriving in Colorado Springs in the 1870s, Rogier becomes a successful contractor and builder and helps to raise a little mountain town into the Saratoga of the west. He rears a large family and scoffs at the \u201calfalfa miners\u201d chasing silver strikes everywhere. But with the discovery of gold at nearby Cripple Creek, Rogier is shaken and methodically squanders his prosperous business and all his property attempting to reach the \u201cgreat gold heart\u201d of Pike's Peak.
Waters' is a psychologically modern novel whose universal theme is expressed on the grand scale of the opening of a territory. It is both a marvelously colorful and detailed account of the days when Colorado boomed and Denver became a big town, and an allegory of one man's furious pursuit of the truth within himself.
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Number of pages: 751
Weight: 1352 g
Dimensions: 238 x 163 x 50 mm