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1915 Rocky Mountain National Park Dedication Puzzle

 

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park by assembling the Museum collection’s historic photo in a 504 piece puzzle.

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Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: The Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention

Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: The Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention

Author – Thomas Gootz

Dr. Thomas Gootz’s latest book, Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention, explores the Park’s geology, history, and ecology and the science behind changes that have been taking place there over time. Based on the latest studies by researchers and scholars, the National Park Service, and independent university and governmental agencies, Gootz guides the reader through the complex interrelationships between and among plants, animals, and people. He also examines the changing climate of the West and the relationship between global climate patterns and local weather events. This includes drought and violent storm events, such as the September 2013 flood that caused severe damage to areas of the Park and much of the Front Range.
A key theme of the book is that decision-making for the health of the flora and fauna in the Park is the responsibility of everyone, including the public, and depends on an understanding of these complex issues. Published by the Estes Park Museum Friends Press

 

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Price: $28.95

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Exploring the Park Together: A Family Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

Exploring the Park Together: A Family Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

Authors – Patricia Pickering and Patricia Washburn, illustrated by Patricia Greenberg

Timed to coincide with the coming celebration of the Park’s centennial, beginning in September 2014, this book engages readers in the splendors of scenery,  wildlife, and plants that make Rocky Mountain National Park such a special place.
Exploring the Park Together is written by Pat Pickering and Pat Washburn and beautifully illustrated by Pat Greenberg, the team who produced the popular book, Tracks in Time: A Children’s History of Estes Park, published by the Press in 2012.
This new book is a companion piece aimed at acquainting readers of all ages with the significant sites in the Park through an auto tour that takes travelers to major locations, including the Alpine Visitor Center, Milner Pass, and the Kawuneeche Valley, as well as Bear Lake, Wild Basin, and the McGraw Ranch. Exploring the Park Together features many detailed and clever pencil drawings of the mountains, valleys, animals and plants that have attracted and delighted Park visitors for one hundred years. The book also includes information on major Park landmarks as well as historical photos and postcards of important Park places and events. Published by the Estes Park Museum Friends Press

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Price: $14.95

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A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie: Recipes and Remembrance

A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie: Recipes and Remembrance

Author – Nancy Pickering Thomas

The Friends Press is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of an exciting, new book, A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie: Recipes and Remembrance—A Cookbook of Vintage Favorites from Early Estes Park. This fascinating book – part history, part cookbook – is the result of years of research, interviews and correspondence with families and individuals whose roots go back to Estes Park’s earlier days. It successfully brings together some of the most-loved recipes of those who have made the Estes valley their home and the histories of those families as well as restaurants and lodges.

Illustrated with many historical photographs and postcards, the book begins with an intriguing discussion of the challenges faced by cooks in pioneer kitchens as they attempted to provide three meals a day with limited ingredients, few utensils, wood- or coal-burning stoves, and water hauled from a nearby stream. It explores recipe ingredients,  cooking techniques, and advances in acquiring, preserving, and preparing foods in the Estes valley.

In the book’s preface, Estes Park Historian Laureate Jim Pickering calls A Slice of History & A Piece of Pie “a culinary delight.” But more than that, he states, it is “an invaluable and most interesting social history of the Estes region…a book destined to become a classic.” Published by the Estes Park Museum Friends Press

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Price: $29.95

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Joe Mills of Estes Park: A Colorado Life

Author – James H. Pickering
The definitive biography of a major figure in the history of Estes Park Colorado. Joe Mills’ story is compelling, not only to the economic and social development of Estes Park, but in his impact on the development of collegiate athletics in Colorado and Texas, and his literary skills as an author. The book is illustrated with historical photographs, many being published for the first time.
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Price: $37.95

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Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park

Author – Brian C. Mack

Estes Park, Grand Lake, and Rocky Mountain National Park: A Cultural History

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Tracks in Time

Tracks in Time: A Children’s History of Estes Park, by Patricia Pickering, Patricia Washburn and illustrated by Patricia Greenberg. The book provides a whimsical, delightful overview of the history of Estes Park. A bobcat, with help from the Twin Owls, leads the reader through pages of history. In addition to Pat Greenberg’s wonderful, original drawings, the book contains historic photographs, a map, and a glossary. Not just for kids! Published by the Estes Park Museum Friends Press

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A Lady’s Life

Author – Isabella Bird

A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains In the winter of 1873, Isabella Bird made an extended tour of the Colorado Rockies, including an extended stay in Estes Park.

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Lost Links

Lost Links: The Search for Estes Park’s Oldest Golf Course

Authors – James H. Pickering and Derek Fortini

Published by the Estes Park Museum Friends Press

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Price: $9.95

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This Blue Hollow

This Blue Hollow: Estes Park, the Early Years, 1859-1915

Author – James H. Pickering

In this enthralling narrative, James H. Pickering traces the development of Estes Park as a mountain resort community, from the time of its first recorded discovery by Joel Estes in 1859 to the establishment of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Colorado.

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America’s Switzerland

America’s Switzerland, Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, The Growth Years

Author – James H. Pickering

America’s Switzerland, a companion volume to “This Blue Hollow,” is the first comprehensive history of Rocky Mountain National Park and its neighboring town, Estes Park, during the decades when travel became a rite of summer for the American middle class. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources and extensive archival research, James H. Pickering reveals how the evolution of tourism and America’s fascination with the “western experience” shaped the park and town from 1903 to 1945.

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The Mutt & the Mustang

The Mutt & the Mustang. Based on a true story by local author Judy Archibald and illustrated by Patricia H. Greenberg. This children’s book celebrates the special bond between a rescued horse and a dog. Kody, the small mutt, discovers by being himself that he is truly special.

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Price: $16.95

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Colorado’s Best Ghost Towns

Colorado’s Best Ghost Towns. This book showcases 105 ghost towns in a beautifully photographed regional format. The description of each ghost town includes color photos and historical information. By Colorado historian, Kenneth Jessen.

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Price: $19.95

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Shared Moments

New Shared Moments: Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Remembered in Postcards. Capture the experience that visitors to the Estes Park – Rocky Mountain National Park region shared through messages written on postcards sent home to friends and family. This large, album-structured book, featuring a leather-feel cover, is 410 pages with more than 1,000 postcard illustrations. Text by Estes Park Historian Laureate Jim Pickering provides the history depicted in the cards gleaned from the impressive collection of Bobbie Heisterkamp. The book is divided into seven sections, or “Albums,” put together like souvenir albums found in living rooms of an earlier day. This unique historical work features rare postcard images not previously seen in print.
Due to weight, shipping is slightly higher.

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Price: $80.00

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