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Garfield County

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    Garfield County, established in 1883, covers 2,956 square miles of Colorado's Western Slope.
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References: 

Andrew Gulliford, “Garfield County, Colorado: The First Hundred Years 1883–1983,” Grand River Museum Alliance, 1983.

Nelson Harvey, “Study cites possible link between drilling, health,” Aspen Daily News, May 26, 2014.

Willa Kane, “In 1883, Garfield County seat moved from Carbonate to Glenwood,” Frontier Diary, Post Independent (Glenwood Springs), February 5, 2013.

Mt. Sopris Historical Society, “Sheltered by Sopris: The Carbondale Story.”

Jim Nelson, Glenwood Springs: The History of a Rocky Mountain Resort (Ouray, CO: Western Reflections, 1999).

Elizabeth Shogren, “‘Close Encounters’ With Gas Well Pollution,” NPR, May 15, 2012.

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

Storm King Mountain Memorial Trail,” United States Bureau of Land Management.

Additional Information: 

Thomas Andrews, Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010).

Carbondale Rodeo

Garfield County Oil & Gas

John N. Maclean, Fire on the Mountain: The True Story of the South Canyon Fire (New York: HarperCollins, 2009).

New Castle, Colorado: A Brief History of New Castle,” New Castle Chamber of Commerce.

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