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Smith, Duane A.

Overview
Works: 300 works in 511 publications in 1 language and 19,695 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Illustrated works  Local history  Guidebooks  Tours  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Lyricist, Performer
Classifications: F593, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Duane A Smith
Colorado goes to the fair : World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 by Duane A Smith( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... The authors trace the glory of the World's Fair and the impact it would have on Colorado, where Gilded Age excess clashed with the enthusiasm of westward expansion"--From publisher description
The trail of gold and silver : mining in Colorado, 1859-2009 by Duane A Smith( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details Colorado's mining saga - a story that stretches from the beginning of the gold and silver mining rush in the mid-nineteenth century into the twenty-first century. Gold and silver mining laid the foundation for Colorado's economy, and 1859 marked the beginning of a fever for these precious metals. Mining changed the state and its people forever
Colorado the highest state by Thomas J Noel( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicling the people, places, and events of the state's colorful history, Colorado: The Highest State is the story of how Colorado grew up. Through booms and busts in farming and ranching, mining and railroading, and water and oil, Colorado's past is a cycle of ups and downs as high as the state's peaks and as low as its canyons. The second edition is the result of a major revision, with updates on all material, two new chapters, and ninety new photos. Each chapter is followed by questions, suggested activities, recommended reading, a "Did you know?" trivia section, and recommended websites
The ballad of Baby Doe : "I shall walk beside my love" by Duane A Smith( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First produced at the Central City Opera House in 1956, The Ballad of Baby Doe is now widely considered a classic and is the second most produced American opera. In The Ballad of Baby Doe: "I Shall Walk Beside My Love," Duane A. Smith tells the tale of the complicated birth of this most American of operas."
Mining America : the industry and the environment, 1800-1980 by Duane A Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two towns : a mining and a farming community in the 1890s by Duane A Smith( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sandwich [Illinois] and Durango [Colorado], represented a way of life in the United States that reached its peak between the 1870's and World War II. The two towns ... were, respectively, a farming community and a mining community. They were selected for this study partly because I have always been fascinated by the similarities and differences between two communities with such diverse and yet hauntingly similar economic backgrounds and histories. They were also chosen because of my deep roots in both."--Preface
Colorado : our colorful state by Duane A Smith( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comprehensive history of Colorado, covering exploration by the Spanish, their dealings with Native Americans, discovery of gold, women pioneers, and many other topics
Rocky Mountain mining camps: the urban frontier by Duane A Smith( Book )

18 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few Americans at the end of the Mexican War in 1848 dreamed of the vast mineral potential of the country they had wrested from their southern neighbor. Few would have believed that within a generation this land would be criss-crossed by prospectors in search of gold and silver, that valuable deposits would be found, and that permanent settlement would rapidly follow. From 1859 and the first gold rush until the 1890 this wilderness became the setting of the Western mining camp. The mining frontier, the camp--the germ of a city--appeared almost simultaneously with the opening of the region. To make his venture profitable, the miner needed to open lines of transport--and transportation soon brought many of the refinements and problems of urban civilization. Because he could not raise crops or make his own equipment, the miner attracted farmers and merchants to his camp; hence trade, and industry developed rapidly, often within a decade after the opening of the mining fields. Lawlessness, destructive fires, and rough-and-ready vigilante justice were among the uglier features of the young communities whose people were ill-prepared for the problems of urban government. The heyday of vice so often depicted in motion pictures was a relatively short interval in the life span of a typical mining camp, however, as the maturing communities quickly established schools, churches, and libraries. This is an absorbing history of the Rocky Mountain mining towns which traces their cycle of growth from birth to boom and either extinction or transformation into a permanent agricultural-mining community. Written in lively, nontechnical language, this study of a unique institution of the American past will interest both scholars and general readers"--Provided by publisher
Rocky Mountain boom town : a history of Durango by Duane A Smith( )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the first hundred years of Durango, Colorado
Prisoner of the Emperor : an American POW in World War II by Stanley W Smith( )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They came to play : a photographic history of Colorado baseball by Duane A Smith( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The authors] have collected the finest historic baseball photographs of teams, players, and games from around the state. All are here, the town teams, company teams, early professional clubs, and the ethnic teams that made baseball an integral part of the life and times in Colorado's mountain towns, prairie hamlets, and bustling frontier cities. Brings baseball's rich heritage in Colorado to life for the reader
The birth of Colorado : a Civil War perspective by Duane A Smith( )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1861, Colorado was a newly named territory. Four years later it was forever changed, by the Civil War that had been raging back East and by its own development and the evolution of mining. The Colorado that emerged in the spring of 1865 was no longer the frontier that had found itself in a war. That frontier, that time, that way of life, all had passed. This is the story of Colorado and its people during the years of the Civil War, 1861-1865. It is not, however, a military history. Using original sources ranging from letters, diaries, journals, and reminiscences to government reports and newspaper stories, the book captures an important period in Colorado's mining, political, and economic development. -- from book jacket
Horace Tabor : his life and the legend by Duane A Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Colorado history by Carl Ubbelohde( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Colorado covering cliff dwellers, Spanish borderland, Louisiana, fur trade, gold rush, miners, merchants, smelters and railroads, utopias, carpetbaggers, Centennial State, Carbonate camps, open range cattle, ditchdiggers, sodbusters, populists, silver, water, sugar, progressive era, the Twenties, the depression era, and urban Colorado
Mesa Verde National Park : shadows of the centuries by Duane A Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the park including the cliff dwellings, Anasazi ruins, Spruce Tree House, Balcony House, Point Lookout Lodge, and Wetherill Mesa
Rocky Mountain West : Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, 1859-1915 by Duane A Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to historic Durango & Silverton by Duane A Smith( )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry M. Teller : Colorado's Grand Old Man by Duane A Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Serving longer in the U.S. Senate than any other Coloradan, Henry M. Teller was one of the Centennial State's greatest statesmen and political leaders. Now Duane A. Smith, author of Horace Tabor: His life and the Legend, rescues this larger-than-life figure from obscurity in this new and definitive biography of the Central City lawyer turned Colorado senator."--Jacket
Colorado : a history in photographs by Richard N Ellis( )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mesa Verde National Park : the first 100 years by Duane A Smith( )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Mesa Verdeans raised their children, cultivated their crops, and carried out a way of life that had as its primary tenet that they were part of nature, not the architect of nature. The lessons they left could offer lessons today to educators, doctors, astronomers, farmers, and builders
 
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The trail of gold and silver : mining in Colorado, 1859-2009
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Colorado the highest stateThe ballad of Baby Doe : "I shall walk beside my love"Mining America : the industry and the environment, 1800-1980A tale of two towns : a mining and a farming community in the 1890sColorado : our colorful stateRocky Mountain mining camps: the urban frontierRocky Mountain boom town : a history of DurangoThey came to play : a photographic history of Colorado baseball
Alternative Names
Smith, Duane

Smith, Duane 1937-

Smith, Duane A.

Smith, Duane A. 1937-

Smith, Duane A. (Duane Allan), 1937-

Smith, Duane Allan

Smith, Duane Allan 1937-

Smith, Duane Allen

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English (145)