Mesa Verde National Park:
Shadows of the Centuries
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Table of Contents


Preface to the Revised Edition

Preface to the First Edition


1. Terra Incognita

2. "Like an Immense Ruined Castle"

3. Women to the Rescue

4. Victory

5. Trials and Tribulations

6. "Mesa Verde Has Wonderful Possibilities"

7. The Nusbaum Years

8. "To Get Away from It All"

9. A Grand Tradition

10. "A Solid Mass of Milling Humanity"

11. The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

12. The 1980s

13. The Old and the New

Appendix A. Superintendents of Mesa Verde National Park

Appendix B. Visitor Totals



Index (omitted from online edition)

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Smith, Duane A.
Mesa Verde National Park : shadows of the centuries / Duane A. Smith. Rev. ed.
   p. cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
   ISBN 0-87081-684-5 (alk. paper)
1. Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)History. 2. Mesa Verde National Park (Colo.)HistoryPictorial works. I. Title.
   F782.M52 S55 2002


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Selected photographs have been removed from the online edition of this book. The original captions contained in the printed edition have been retained.

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