More Local History Resources

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:


Silver Cliff on Western Mining History:


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


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


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

Auraria Transcript – Metro State, Volume 9, Number 15, January 14, 1976——-en-20–1–img-txIN%7ctxCO%7ctxTA——–0–


Conquistador Ski Area on


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

*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

*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: