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When the well's dry, we know the worth of water: groundwater mining in Douglas County, Colorado
Author(s):Lucking, Carol Hutton
The 1980s and 1990s saw a huge population explosion in the Denver metropolitan area. In the search for a long term water supply, the Denver Water Board proposed building a massive 1.1 million acre foot dam and reservoir ...
Strategies of the Arapahos and Cheyennes for combating nineteenth century American colonialism
The nineteenth century was a period of turbulence for the Cheyenne and Arapaho people and both tribes relied on existing cultural systems of socio-political organization to confront the new challenges brought by this new ...
Western waters: New Mexico's Big Ditch and groundwater in Colorado's South Platte Valley
Author(s):Kryloff, Nicolai Alexander
Water is at the heart of history in the American West. This connection ought to be especially lucid to westerners, but in fact the opposite is often true. Water seems to pour out of our faucets by magic – its origins hidden, ...
Art and science of natural discovery: Israel Cook Russell and the emergence of modern environmental exploration, The
Author(s):Sylvestre, Patrick David
Israel Cook Russell was an aesthetically conscious scientist who helped bridge the gap between the late nineteenth-century's scientific explorers, who looked at how nature could best benefit man, and the late twentieth-century's ...
Beet borderland: Hispanic workers, the sugar beet, and the making of a northern Colorado landscape
At the turn of the nineteenth century, the arrival of the sugar beet industry wrought change in northern Colorado. The sugar beet was a totally new plant-it was unlike corn, wheat, alfalfa and other crops that local farmers ...
Development of the Fort Collins Mormon community during the twentieth century, The
Author(s):McGehee, Linda C.
Separated by the formidable Rocky Mountains from Brigham Young's Utah stronghold, the northern Colorado town of Fort Collins was not numbered among the western settlements founded by members of the Church of Jesus Christ ...