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    Jackson County, named for former President Andrew Jackson, covers the mountain basin of North Park and was established in 1909.
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Big Bounty Results in Killing of Nine Wolves,” Weekly Courier (Fort Collins), April 21, 1910.

Robert H. Brunswig, “Paleoindian cultural landscapes and archaeology of north-central Colorado’s Southern rockies,” in Paleoindian Archaeology: From the Dent Site to the Rocky Mountains, ed. Robert H. Brunswig and Bonnie L. Pitblado (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2007).

Robert H. Brunswig, Sally McBeth, and Louise Elinoff, “Re-Enfranchising Native Peoples in the Southern Rocky Mountains: Integrated Contributions of Archaeological and Ethnographic Studies on Federal Lands,” in Post-Colonial Perspectives in Archaeology: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference, eds. Peter Bikoulis, Dominic Lacroix, and Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (Calgary, Canada: 2009).

Robert H. Brunswig, James P. Doerner, and David M. Diggs, “Eleven Millenia of Human Adaptation in Colorado’s High Country: Modeling Cultural and Climactic Change in the Southern Rocky Mountains,” in The Climates of Change—Proceedings of the 44th Annual Chacmool Conference (Calgary, Canada: 2014).

Bureau of Land Management, “Reasonably Foreseeable Development 2008-2027, Oil and Gas Activities in the Kremmling Field Office, Jackson, Larimer Grand, and Summit Counties Colorado” (Kremmling, CO: BLM Kremmling Field Office, 2009).

Cameron Pass Road Takes Tourists to North Park,” Routt County Sentinel, June 4, 1926.

Thaddeus R. Carpin, “North McCallum Field, Jackson County, Colorado,” in Guidebook to the Geology of the North and Middle Parks Basin, Colorado, 1957 (Denver: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, 1957).

Cattle and sheep both raised in North Park,” Steamboat Pilot, June 23, 1926.

Center for Biological Diversity, “Feds Investigating Whether Animal Killed in Colorado Was Endangered Gray Wolf,” May 18, 2015.

Colorado News,” Colorado Miner, February 15, 1879.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife, “Moose Reintroduction,” November 2013.

Colorado State Forest Service, “History of the Colorado State Forest,” n.d.

Colorado Wolf Management Working Group, “Findings and Recommendations for Managing Wolves that Migrate into Colorado,” Colorado Parks & Wildlife, December 28, 2004.

Daily Register,” Daily Register Call, June 10, 1870.

Charles W. Henderson, Mining in Colorado: A History of Discovery, Development and Production, US Geological Survey (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1926).

Hostile Indians in the Parks,” Daily Mining Journal, August 24, 1865.

Indian Depredations,” Rocky Mountain News, August 31, 1865.

Jimmy Johnson Wins Timber Bid,” Steamboat Pilot, October 12, 1950.

Local News,” Steamboat Pilot, December 14, 1934.

Millions Of Feet Of Timber Sold In The Routt Forest,” Steamboat Pilot, May 22, 1936.

News of our Neighbors,” Steamboat Pilot, December 13, 1945.

North Park Anglers, “The North Platte Fly Fishing Shop is Not to Be Missed,” n.d.

North Park – Jackson County Timeline/History,” North Park, Jackson County, CO, n.d.

North Park Group Protests Grazing Permit Reductions,” Steamboat Pilot, June 21, 1945.

North Park Pioneer Museum, “The History of Jackson County,” n.d.

North Park Stockgrowers’ Association, updated 2016.

North Park Toll Road,” Fort Collins Courier, January 15, 1880.

Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage, “Community Gateway Interpretive Sign Project, Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism Program,” July 2014.

Opposed to Sheep Grazing on Open Range of the Park,” Weekly Courier (Fort Collins), January 6, 1910.

Startling Indian Massacre in North Park!Daily Register Call, July 8, 1870.

The Last Tragedy: Particulars of the North Park Affair—The Cheyennes do the Murder,” Rocky Mountain News, July 10, 1870.

The North Park Mines,” Colorado Transcript, June 25, 1879.

The Utes in North Park,” Colorado Transcript, September 15, 1869.

US Department of Agriculture, “2012 Census of Agriculture County Profile: Jackson County Colorado,” National Agricultural Statistics Service.

US Department of Agriculture, “Reports by States: Alabama – Montana,” US Census of Agriculture, Vol 6., Part 1 (1910).

US Fish & Wildlife Service, “About the Refuge,” Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge, updated April 23, 2013.

US Forest Service, “In Ways of Greatest Service,” updated November 19, 2010.

US Forest Service, “Forest Service History: Medicine Bow National Forest,” n.d.

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

Scott Willoughby, “North Park in Colorado ideal for best fishing, hunting this week,” The Denver Post, October 7, 2014.

Wonderful Resources of North Park,” Weekly Courier (Fort Collins), January 7, 1903.

Additional Information: 

Alice Riley Donelson, “The North Park Stockgrowers, 1899–1970” (Steamboat Springs, CO: Steamboat Pilot, 1973).

Hazel Gresham, North Park (Walden CO: Self-published, 1975).

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Walden & North Park, Colorado,” Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage.

Paul Willard Richard, Colorado’s North Park: History, Wildlife, and Ranching (Walden, CO: Walden Press, 2009).

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