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Road that Silver Built, The: The Million Dollar Highway

By: Smith, P. David
Price: $18.95

The Spectacular Million Dollar Highway runs north and south directly through the San Juan Mountains of Southwestern Colorado-some of the most beautiful and rugged country in all of North America, if not the world. There would be no road today if it were not the treasure chest of mineral that early day prospectors found.
This book is not only the story of an amazing highway. It is also a history of the area and the development of mining and transprotation of all types throughout the rugged San Juans. The stunning beauty is pointed out, the complex geology is explained, and tehe histories of the quaint Victorian towns of Durango,Silverton and Ouray are related