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    Park County encompasses South Park, a broad intermountain basin that holds the headwaters of the South Platte River.
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Carl Abbot, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 4th ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005). Staff Writer, “The Real South Park Colorado,”, May 9, 2016.

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

Steve Lipsher, “Residents Want to Draw Line in the Dust,” The Denver Post, October 4, 1998.

Park County, “2012 Park County Profile,” 2012.

Park County, “About Us,” updated 2016.

Park County Land & Water Trust

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

South Park National Heritage Area, “History and Heritage,” updated 2015.

US Census Bureau, “State and County Quick Facts: Park County, Colorado,” updated 2015.

US Forest Service, “Pike and San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands,” n.d.

Marion Ritchey Vance and John A. Vance, “Pike Peak History: The Story Behind the Pike National Forest,” US Forest Service, n.d.

Additional Information: 

Linda Bjorklund, A Brief History of Fairplay (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2013).

Lee Heideman, Wagons West: Transportation, Entertainment and Industry, More on Sphinx Park, Buffalo, Pine Grove, Bailey and Beyond (Conifer, CO: Magic Wordweaver Press, 2005).

Park County Historical Society, Historic Stories and Legends of Park County, (Bailey, CO: Park County Historical Society, 1988).

Park County Local History Archives, Park County: Park County Local History Archives (Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2015).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, Bayou Salado: The Story of South Park (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2002).

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