This is a concise, illustrated paperback that covers local history, geology and lore from Tennessee Pass to Basalt. It includes pen and ink drawings by the author, which have served as the basis for his beautiful watercolor paintings seen throughout the Valley. A great souvenier or gift for all ages.
From the author:
"I came to ski Vail but was more interested in everything else that lies between Tennessee Pass and Glenwood Canyon. What was here before the resorts with their manufactured streetscapes and cosmetic facades? I found some answers in the Eagle Public Library, on the information-filled pages of the Internet and from helpful citizens who remembered the past. The county takes its name from the Eagle River that carved out a valley and drew explorers along its pathway. Then came the avaricious miners, homesteaders to plant its fertile meadows and finally the mega resorts. These events left landmarks and a vital history of land that, no matter how many want to change it, must always be called The Eagle Valley."