Local History & Memoir

Learn more about Vail and Eagle County through the eyes of local historians and residents. Please note that several of these books are products of the Eagle County Historical Society.

Vail: The First 50 Years Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738595320
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - August 27th, 2012

Women of Vail Cover Image
$31.95
ISBN: 9780615610184
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Published: Women of Vail - June 30th, 2012

Early Eagle Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738580869
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - July 7th, 2010

The Eagle River Valley Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780738556352
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Published: Arcadia Publishing (SC) - June 18th, 2008

Wicked Western Slope: Mayhem, Mischief & Murder in Colorado Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609495701
Availability: Not Currently On The Shelf, But We Can Ship It To You In 3-5 Days
Published: History Press (SC) - June 22nd, 2012

Ida - Her Labor of Love Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781890437183
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Western Reflections Publishing Company - June 1999

Ghosts of Eagle and Grand Counties by John K. Aldrich is a classic ghost-town and historic mining guide, updated with GPS locations. Numerous color photographs and an exclusive large topographical map showing site locations will help you explore Colorado’s mountain history from your armchair or from back county roads and trails. Inludes ghost towns and mining camps of Jackson, Larimer, and Routt Counties. Originally published as Ghosts of Northern Colorado, now updated with GPS co-ordinates. Details 30 mining towns and camps of these northern Colorado Counties, including Holy Cross, Fulford, and Hahn's Peak.


The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780375759512
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Published: Random House Trade - November 9th, 2004

Soldiers on Skis Cover Image
$46.00
ISBN: 9781581607062
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Published: Paladin Press - July 1992

The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780870818233
Availability: Special Order
Published: University Press of Colorado - July 8th, 2005

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781439176597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner Book Company - April 24th, 2012

Eagle County Characters:: Historic Tales of a Colorado Mountain Valley Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609496975
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Published: History Press (SC) - June 4th, 2013

Tomboy Bride: A Woman's Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West Cover Image
By Harriet Fish Backus, Robert G. Walton (Afterword by), Pam Houston (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780871085122
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Published: Westwinds Press - January 15th, 1980

Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9780806113289
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Published: University of Oklahoma Press - December 15th, 1975

Vail: Triumph of a Dream Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780971774858
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mountain Sports Press - January 2000

Against the Wind: A Memoir Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781482061253
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Createspace - January 17th, 2014