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Rosamae Wells Campbell, From Trappers to Tourists: Fremont County, Colorado, 1830–1950 (Palmer Lake, CO: Filter Press, 1972).

Colorado Geological Survey, “Birth of an Industry—Florence and Boulder Oil Fields,” ROCKTALK 7, no. 2 (April 2004).

Donald H. Kupfer, “Cañon City’s Oil Spring, Fremont County, Colorado: Colorado’s First Commercial Oil Prospect (1860); and the Discovery of the Florence Oil Field (1881),” Oil-Industry History 1, no. 1 (2000): 35–59.

Donald H. Kupfer, “Oil Spring,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (February 28, 1995).

Additional Information: 

Debra K. Higley, “The History of Oil and Gas Development in the Denver Basin,” presentation at History of Petroleum Geology Forum, Denver, Colorado, May 31, 2015.

Tom Noel, “Oil drilling in Colorado isn’t likely to go away,” The Denver Post, April 26, 2013.