A map showing the location of the U.S. State of Colorado.
The location of the State of Colorado in the United States of America.

This is a bibliography of the U.S. State of Colorado.

General history

Agriculture and livestock

Colorado State Grange. Colorado State Grange History: 1874–1975. Westminster, CO: North Suburban Printing & Publishing Incorporated, 1975.

Dobie, Frank J. Cow People. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964.

Easterly, Lewis H. The Agricultural and livestock Interest of Gunnison County. Gunnison City, Colorado: 1916.

Frink, Maurice. When Grass was King. Denver: University of Colorado Press, 1956.

Goff, Richard. Century in the Saddle. Denver: Colorado Cattlemen's Centennial Commission, 1967.

Goff, Richard, Robert McCaffree, and Doris Sterbenz. Centennial Brand Book. Denver: Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Commission, Denver, Colorado, 1967.

Goff, Richard, Robert McCaffree. Century in the Saddle. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Company, 1967.

Hall, Frank Louis. "Structural Changes in Colorado’s Agriculture". Fort Collins, Colorado: Colorado State University, 1971.

Marriott, Alice. Hell on Horses and Women. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1953.

McCann, Roud. Colorado’s Agriculture. Fort Collins, Colorado: Colorado Agricultural College, Extension Service, 1925.

Meyers, Sandra L. Westering Women. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1982.

Mumey, Nolie, ed. The Westerners Brand Book.

First Forest Ranger – Len Shoemaker. Denver: Denver Possee, V0l. VII, 1951.

Osgood, Ernest. The Day of the Cattleman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1929.

Peake, Ora Brooks. The Colorado Range Cattle Industry. Glendale, California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1937.

Sammons, Judy Buffington. Tall Grass and Good Cattle: A Century of Ranching in the Gunnison Country. 3rd Ed. Gunnison: Dove Graphics, Western State College Foundation, Inc.

Shores, C. W. Memoirs of a Law Man. Ed. Wilson Rockwell. Denver: Saga Books, 1962.

Shores, C. W. The Cooperative Century. Boulder: Johnson Publishing Company, 1967. The Colorado Cattlemen’s Centennial Commission.

Smith, P. David, and Lyn Bezek. On the Backs of Burros: Bringing Civilization to Colorado. Lake City, CO: Western Reflections Publishing Company, 2010.

Steinel, Alvin Theodore. History of Agriculture in Colorado. Fort Collins, Colorado: The State Agricultural College, 1926.

Wallace, Betty. Gunnison Country. Denver: Sage Books, 1960.

Wallace, Betty. History with the Hide Off. Denver: Sage Books, 1964.

Wolfenstine, Manfred R. The Manual of Brands and Marks. Ed. Ramon F. Adams. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970.

Journals, associations and organizations

Federal documents


Dallas, Sandra. No More Than Five in a Bed: Colorado Hotels in the Old Days. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1967.

Jackson, Olga. Architecture/Colorado. Denver, Colorado: American Institute of Architects, Colorado Chapter, 1966.

Noel, Thomas Jacob. Buildings of Colorado. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.


Rockwell, Noraetta, The Early History of Gunnison County, Colorado Schools. Unpublished Master’s Thesis, WSC, 1953.

Forest Service

Shoemaker, Len. Saga of a Forest Ranger. Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 1958.


Bueler, William M. Roof of the Rockies: A History of Mountaineering in Colorado. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company, 1974.

Chronic, John. Prairie, Peak, and Plateau : A Guide to the Geology of Colorado. Denver, Colorado: Colorado Geological Survey, 1972.

Weimer, Robert J. and Haun. John D. ed. Guide to the Geology of Colorado. Denver, Colorado: Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists & Colorado Scientific Society, 1960.


Lamm, Richard D. Pioneers & Politicians: 10 Colorado Governors in Profile. Boulder, Co.: Pruett Publishing Company, 1984.

Lindbloom, Harold Seth. Colorado Citizen. Denver, Colorado: Old West Publishing Company, 1966.

Martin, Curtis. Colorado Government and Politics. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Press, 1964.

Waton, Rodger Alan. Colorado: A Practical Guide to its Government and Politics. Fort Collins, Colorado: Shields Publishing Company, 1973.


Brandes, T. Donald. Military Posts of Colorado. Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army Press, 1973.

Nankivell, John H. History of the Military Organizations of the State of Colorado: 1860 – 1935. Denver, Colorado: W. H. Kistler Stationery Company, 1935.

Mining and industry

Able, Mary Prentiss. Mines and Mills of Colorado. Denver, Colorado: The Author, 1976.

Dempsey, Stanley, and James E. Fell, Jr. Mining the Summit: Colorado's Ten Mile District, 1860-1960. University of Oklahoma Press, 1986.

Dorset, Phyllis. The New Eldorado: The Story of Colorado’s Gold and Silver Rushes. New York: Macmillan, 1970.

Henderson, Charles William. Mining in Colorado; A History of Discovery, Development and Production. Washington D. C., Government Printing Office, 1926.

Hollister, Ovando James. The Mines of Colorado. New York, Arno Press, [c1867]1973.

King, Joseph E. A Mine to Make a Mine: Financing the Colorado Mining Industry, 1859-1902. Texas A&M University Press, 1977.

Nelson, A. P. Gunnison County, Colorado. Pitkin, Colorado: A. P. Nelson Mining, 1916. P. 47.

Nossaman, Allen. Many More Mountains: An Illustrated History of the Earliest Exploration in the High San Juans of Southwestern Colorado and the Settlement and Founding of Silverton, Colorado. Denver, Colo.: Sundance Publications, 1989.

Smith, Duane A. Colorado Mining: A Photographic History. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, 1977.

Smith, Duane A. The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado, 1859-2009. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2009.

Southworth, Dave. Colorado Mining Camps. Round Rock, Texas: Wild Horse Publishing, 1997.

Wolle, Muriel Sibell. Stampede to Timberline: The Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Colorado. Chicago, Illinois: Swallow Press, 1974.

Native Americans

Coel, Margaret. Chief Left Hand: Southern Arapaho. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1981.

Hafen, Le Roy Reuben. The Indians of Colorado. Denver, Colorado: State Historical Society of Colorado, 1952.

Hughes, Johnson Donald. American Indians in Colorado. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company, 1977.

Marsh, Charles S. The Utes of Colorado – People of the Shining Mountains. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company, 1982. ISBN 978-0-87108-620-4 (pbk).

Marsh, Charles Seabrooke. People of the Shining Mountains: The Utes of Colorado. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company, 1982.

Parkhill, Forbes. The Blazed Trail of Antoine Leroux. Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, 1965.

Smead, Cophine. Relations with the Plains Indians of Colorado, 1859 – 1869. Denver, Colorado: University of Colorado, 1947.

Young, Richard Keith. The Ute Indians of Colorado in the Twentieth Century. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press. 1997.

Magazine Articles

Jackson, William H. "A Visit to the Los Pinos Indian Reservation." The Colorado Magazine, XV, Nov. 1938, pp. 201 – 209.

Borland, Lois. "Ho For the Reservation: Settlement of the Western Slope." The Colorado Magazine, XXIX, Jan. 1952, pp. 56 – 75.

Vader, Diane. "Mr. Outcalt and the Indians." Gunnison Country Magazine, Gunnison: B & B Printers, 1976.

Postal History


Beebe, Lucius Morris. Narrow Gauge in the Rockies. Berkeley, California: Howell-North, 1958.

Dines, Glen. Overland Stage: The Story of the Famous Overland Stagecoaches of the 1860s. New York: MacMillan, 1961.

Everett, George G. The Cavalcade of Railroads in Central Colorado. Denver: Golden Bell Press, 1966.

Feitz, Leland. Colorado Trolleys. Golden, Colorado: Bell Press, 1971.

Jessen, Kenneth. Railroads of Northern Colorado. Boulder, CO: Pruett Pub. Co., 1982.

LeMassena, Robert A. Colorado’s Mountain Railroads. Golden, Colorado: Smoking Stack Press, 1963 – 1968.

Ormes, Robert M. Railroads and the Rockies: A Record of Lines In and Near Colorado. Denver, Colorado: Sage Books, 1963.

Smith, P. David, and Lyn Bezek. On the Backs of Burros: Bringing Civilization to Colorado. Lake City, CO: Western Reflections Publishing Company, 2010.

Stocking, Hobart E. The Road to Santa Fe. New York: Hastings House, 1971.

Walker, Henry Pickering. The Rise and Decline of High Plains Wagon Freighting, 1822–1880. Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado, 1965.

Wiatrowski, Claude A. Railroads of Colorado: Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Trains and Railway Sites. Stillwater, MN: Voyager Press, 2002.

See also