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Kent Curtis, “Producing a Gold Rush: National Ambitions and the Northern Rocky Mountains, 1853–1863,” Western Historical Quarterly 40, no. 3 (Autumn 2009).

Gregory Gulch, Colorado,” (Photo) Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Collection.

David Lindsey, ed., “The Journal of an 1859 Pike’s Peak Gold Seeker,” Kansas Historical Quarterly 22, no. 4 (Winter 1956).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

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

Ellen Wohl, “Human impacts to mountain streams,” Geomorphology 79 (2006).

Additional Information: 

Bill Chappell, “EPA Says It Released 3 Million Gallons of Contaminated Water Into River,” The Two-Way, NPR, updated August 14, 2015.

The Colorado Gold Rush,” Western Mining History, July 16, 2009.

Colorado Mine Tours & Gold Rush Towns,”, last updated June 9, 2015.

Duane Smith, The Trail of Gold and Silver: Mining in Colorado, 1859–2009 (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2009).