Midas of the Rockies

By: Water, Frank

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Water, Frank. Midas of the Rockies. [Denver]: The University of Denver Press, 1949, “Stratton Centennial Edition.” Hardcover with dust jacket, blue cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 15 by 22.2 cm, map endpapers, frontis portrait, 347 pp., 10 illus. Very good with light shelf wear at the extremities, glue staining on the endpapers, and someone’s signature on the half-title page; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and evidence of a price label removed from the front panel. From the front flap, a “dramatic and colorful biography of one of the West’s outstanding personalities, Winfield Scott Stratton. Stratton, the discoverer of the pot of gold in Pikes Peak. But more than that, Stratton, the gigantic paradox, the proponent of the Bowl of Gold theory, the man who believed ore was worth more in the ground than above it. He developed the best-managed mine in the world, and, unlike others who struck it rich, he devoted his fortune to benefit the region from which it had come. He had a vision of socialized living that would replace the individualism by which he made his millions.”

Title: Midas of the Rockies

Author Name: Water, Frank

Categories: Biography & Autobiography, American History,

Edition: “Stratton Centennial Edition"

Publisher: [Denver], The University of Denver Press: 1949

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2656