The Cubar (R³) Associates (Francis B. Rizzari, Richard A. Ronzio and Charles S Ryland) have been collecting rare photographs and books about the west for over 20 years. Now they are sharing their collections with others interested in its history. In December 1965, they reprinted the rare Williams' Guide to the San Juan Mines of Colorado, 1877. Three extremely rare maps supplemented the Guide.
Now they have reprinted the almost equally rare volume II of Crofutt's
Grip-Sack Guide of Colorado, 1885. To this, they have added a pictorial
supplement of the towns and railroads as they appeared in the (18)80's.
Most of these have never before been published. We believe it will give
you as great a thrill as it does them, to take this book and visit some
of the towns listed, and compare the photograph in the pictorial section
with what is left of the town today.
Early day photographers whose pictures we have reprinted include W. H. Jackson, Alex Martin, C. H. Clark, Joseph Collier, the Duhem brothers, T. E. Barnhouse, Charles Goodman, W. G. Chamberlain, George Wakeley, Frank Dean, Ben F. Hawkins, Charles Weitfle and George Mellen.
Illustrations include 14 large views and 52 smaller view. The general index includes: Colorado, Denver, tours by rail (such as, Denver & Rio Grande Railway to Leadville), alphabetical list of Cities , Towns, Villages, Stations, Mining Camps, Post Roads of Colorado, Ancient Ruins, Glossary of Mining Terms, Irrigating Canals and Stock Raising.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE STATE
RESOURCES AND CONDENSED AUTHENTIC DESCRIPTIONS
Every City, Town, Village, Station, Post Office and Important Mining
Camp in the State;
WHERE TO HUNT, FISH, AND VIEW THE MOST MAGNIFICENT SCENERY IN THE WORLD.
ALTITUDES, DISTANCES, ROUTES AND FARES.
In fact it tells you
WHAT IS WORTH SEEING, WHERE TO SEE IT, WHERE TO GO, HOW TO GO,
WITH MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
BY GEO. A. CROFUTT,
Author of "Great trans-Continental Railroad Guide,"
"Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist,"
VOL. II - 1885