Steamboat Springs (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)) (Paperback)

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Known as Ski Town, U.S.A., for its deep powder and its growing crop of winter Olympians, Steamboat Springs was named nearly two centuries ago by French trappers. Hearing the "chug, chug" of one of many hot springs, they supposed they had reached navigable waters. For centuries, the area's abundant fish, game, and mineral springs drew the Yampatika, a Ute subtribe. In the 1870s, a rush of settlers came, first for precious metals, followed by more renewable riches--the lush summer pastures--and next the extraction of carbonized forests (coal) millions of years old. Ironically, real wealth ultimately fell free from leaden winter skies, and this Routt County community experienced a boom like few places on earth. Winter sports, including ski jumping, with some world records, made Steamboat Springs famous worldwide.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738570174
ISBN-10: 0738570176
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: August 19th, 2009
Pages: 127
Language: English
Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)