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Steamboat Springs: Memories of a Young Colorado Pioneer

Steamboat Springs: Memories of a Young Colorado Pioneer

by David Merrill Primus




Although Marcellus "Celly" Merrill was only four years old when he arrived in Steamboat Springs in 1905, his first impressions and collection of memories that grace the pages of Steamboat Springs: Memories of a Young Colorado Pioneer preserve the colorful, down-home history of this popular Colorado town that has since become a world-class ski area.

In this captivating autobiography, David Merrill Primus, Celly's grandson, has gleaned through volumes of Marcellus' writings and chosen the best of his grandfather's stories to provide readers a true picture of early Steamboat, its surrounding area, and an exciting time when stagecoaches and snowshoeing gave way to horseless carriages and high-tech skiing in the blink of an eye.

Honoring his grandfather and the past, Primus has edited, organized, and corrected the stories featured in this book for clarity and accuracy only, allowing readers to "hear" Celly tell his tales using the colloquial English of the day while infusing frontier flavor of the time. And, the inclusion of never-before-published historical photographs, sketches and maps greatly enhance this enjoyable journey into Steamboat's yesteryear.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932738643
Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.44(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

David Merrill Primus, grandson of Marcellus Samuel Merrill, compiled and edited his grandfather's works and added additional information to this one-of-a-kind book on the early days of Steamboat Springs.

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