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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-brown_ghosttowns


Robert (Bob) Brown, a retired history teacher and author, discusses the ghost towns of Colorado and his research for his books. Brown reflects on his change from teaching at the University of Denver to teaching at public schools. Brown discusses the formation and dissolution of towns in the Rocky Mountains, usually based around mining, beginning around the 1850s. Brown discusses what criteria a town must meet to be called a ghost town, and mentions Mesa Verde, Georgetown, Leadville, Cripple Creek, Carson, Summitville, and more.


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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

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1 items ; 25 minutes, 30 seconds