Administrative History 1915-1965

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Table of Contents



Foreword and Acknowledgements


Chapter 1 — The Pioneers of the Estes Park and Grand Lake Regions

Chapter 2 — Enos Mills and the Creation of the Park

Chapter 3 — The Early Years and the Transportation Controversy

Chapter 4 — Colorado vs. Toll

Chapter 5 — The Cede-Jurisdiction Controversy

Chapter 6 — Roads and Trails of the Park

Chapter 7 — The Depression and the CCC

Chapter 8 — The Colorado-Big Thompson Project

Chapter 9 — Wildlife Management

Chapter 10 — The Naturalists

Chapter 11 — Winter Sports and Hidden Valley

Chapter 12 — Inholdings, Concessions and Boundary Extensions

Chapter 13 — The Park Rangers


Appendix — Superintendents of Rocky Mountain Park


Map — Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: December 1, 2015

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