The mines in southwestern Colorado were in trouble and needed cheap, reliable electric power to keep running. This is the story of innovative solutions to solve the problem using alternating current electricity and the incredible effort, tenacity, and toughness of the men who overcame formidable obstacles to bring electrification to the mines, ranches, homes, and businesses in the remote and rugge...
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: WestWinds Press (February 16, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 4113418
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Nice collection of photos of what it took to put in the western Colorado power lines. Man against nature, or, man in conjunction with nature! My only criticism is the paper that was chosen, it's matte texture does not do justice to the photos. Ther...
southwestern Colorado.Here is their story in over 80 intriguing historic photos from the Center of Southwest Studies. Tough men peer from the pages with attitude to spare next to gargantuan equipment in unforgiving terrain. Many of the photographs were taken by Philip “P. C.” Schools, power plant superintendent with the Western Colorado Power Co., whose turn-of-the-century photographs documented the coming of electricity to Southwest Colorado and from which his legacy glows.