Below is a list of more resources on the history of Custer County:

 

Pilgrimage To Community – The Story Of Custer County’s Journey To Find Its Future (2004) by the Sonoran Institute:

https://sonoraninstitute.org/files/pdf/a-pilgrimage-to-community-10152004.pdf

 

Silver Cliff on Western Mining History:

https://westernmininghistory.com/towns/colorado/silver_cliff/

 

The Geologic Story of Colorado’s Sangre de Cristo Range by United States Geological Survey:

https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1349/pdf/C1349.pdf

 

Southern Colorado: Historical and Descriptive of Fremont and Custer Counties with Their Principal Towns (1879) by Binckley & Hartwell

https://books.google.com/books?id=PVZNAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover

 

A Colorado Centennial Tribute 100 Years Of The Wet Mountain Valley from

Auraria Transcript – Metro State, Volume 9, Number 15, January 14, 1976

https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/?a=d&d=ART19760114-01.2.29&e=——-en-20–1–img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA——–0–

 

Conquistador Ski Area on ColoradoSkiHistory.com

http://www.coloradoskihistory.com/lost/conquistador.html

 

Las Animas, Huerfano and Custer: Three Colorado Counties on a Cultural Frontier : A History of the Raton Basin (1978) by Robert A. Murray

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/txu.059173011922430

*Note that a physical copy of this publication is also available at the library in the Reference section of the Local History Center.

 

The Fertile Lands of Colorado and Northern New Mexico: A Concise Statement of Facts Homeseekers Desire to Know about Irrigation, Crops and Lands Located on the Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in Colorado and New Mexico (1915) by W. H. Olin

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uiug.30112069988456

*Photos of and reference to the Wet Mountain Valley can be found on Pages 15, 46, 47, and 51 (map).

 

The Colfax Colony by Royal Gorge Regional History Museum:

https://museum.canoncity.org/?p=702