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Joey Bunch, “For Southeast Colorado, a New Dust Bowl is Blowing In,” The Denver Post, April 5, 2014.

George J. Goodman and Cheryl A. Lawson, eds., Retracing Major Stephen H. Long’s 1820 Expedition: The Itinerary and Botany, The American Exploration and Travel Series (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995).

Edwin James, Account of an Expedition From Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, ed. Edwin James, vol. 2, March of America Facsimiles Series, no. 65 (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Microfilms, 1966).

Jesse Paul, “Drought Returns to Southeast Colorado Counties, Abnormal Dryness Spreads,” The Denver Post, April 8, 2016.

Additional Information: 

Phil Carson, Among the Eternal Snows: The First Recorded Ascent of Pike’s Peak, July 13–15, 1820 (N.P.: First Ascent Press, 1995).

Howard Ensign Edwards, The Natural History of the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains (New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).

Jean Gray, Homesteading Haxtun and the High Plains: Northeastern Colorado History (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2013).

Kenneth Haltman, Looking Close and Seeing Far: Samuel Seymour, Titian Ramsay Peale, and the Art of the Long Expedition, 1818–1823 (University Park: Pennsylvania State University, 2008).

Robert Lawrence, Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands (New York: New York University Press, 2015).

Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

Donald A. Wilhite, “Drought,” Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, ed. David J. Wishart (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2011).