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    Montrose County, one of the most significant agricultural counties on Colorado's Western Slope, was established in 1883.
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Evelyn Joan Brown, “Early History of Montrose County, Colorado and its Settlement Years 1880–1910” (Master’s Thesis, Western State University, Gunnison, Colorado, 1987).

Phil Carson, Across the Northern Frontier: Spanish Explorations in Colorado (Boulder, CO: Johnson Printing, 1998).

Elaine Renee Hale, More Valuable Than Gold (n.p., 1978).

Steven F. Mehls, Valley of Opportunity: A History of West-Central Colorado (Denver: Bureau of Land Management, 1982).

Montrose Economic Development Corporation, “2016 Annual Report,” 2016.

Tom Noel, “Colorado’s Utopian Colonies: Greeley and Nucla,” Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy, August 28, 2013.

Mildred Jacobs Porter, Beginnings: Shenandoah, Coventry, Redvale (Gunnison, CO: B & B Printers, 1994).

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

Eric Twitty, “Guide to Assessing Historic Radium, Uranium and Vanadium Mining Resources in Montrose and San Miguel Counties Colorado,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Service Form 10-900b (Denver: History Colorado, 2008).

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

Western Mining History, “Cashin Mine,” n.d.

Betty Zatterstrom, “In History: The Cashin Mine,” San Miguel Basin Forum, September 10, 1992.

Additional Information: 

City of Montrose

John Hamrick et al., Uravan, Colorado: One Hundred Years of History (Hot Springs, AR: UMETCO Minerals Corporation, 2002).

Montrose County

Nucla-Naturita Chamber of Commerce

Marie Templeton, Naturita, Colorado: Where the Past Meets the Future (Denver: Rimrocker Historical Society, 2002).

Town of Olathe

Uncompahgre National Forest

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