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Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob)

Works: 1,963 works in 2,102 publications in 1 language and 13,611 library holdings
Genres: History  Maps  Biography  Guidebooks  Atlases  Pictorial works  Church history  Biographies  Juvenile works  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Interviewer
Classifications: G1501.S1, 911.788
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Colorado, a history of the Centennial State by Carl Abbott( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since 1976, Coloradans have learned about their home from Colorado: A History of the Centennial State. This extensively revised fourth edition incorporates recent events, new findings, and fresh insights into an accessible work that both newcomers and old-timers will enjoy. More than one hundred historic photographs and maps and an extensive bibliography of recent research enhance this edition."--Jacket
Colorado : the highest state by Thomas J Noel( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,194 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 city and the saloon, Denver, 1858-1916 by Thomas J Noel( )

16 editions published between 1978 and 1997 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denver landmarks & historic districts : a pictorial guide by Thomas J Noel( )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The newest and most thorough guide to Denver's 52 local historic districts with over 300 individually landmarked properties. This lavishly illustrated volume celebrates Denver's oldest banks, churches, clubs, hotels, libraries, schools, restaurants, mansions, and show homes. "--
Historical atlas of Colorado by Thomas J Noel( )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique historical atlas will help you to comprehend quickly Colorado's geography and its fascinating past - from the pre-historic Indian cultures to the modern metropolises, from the Spanish and French explorers to the modern ski resorts. The full-page, clearly drawn maps and the lively text provide easy access to the essential information about the Highest State."--BOOK JACKET. "Colorado's history has been played out on a spectacular landscape. The highest mountains of the continental divide cut the state in half with a two-mile-high barrier. This rocky obstacle long served as a tribal and international boundary and as an impediment to exploration and settlement. All that changed in 1858 when gold was discovered on the South Platte River. Within two years, 100,000 people rushed to Colorado, the home of instant cities and instant millionaires. Quickly, the state evolved from a most rugged and remote frontier into a booming mining and agricultural center."--BOOK JACKET. "Compiled by three leading authorities on Colorado history and geography, this atlas is designed for both students and tourists. Scholars will profit from the maps of little-known phenomena such as the earliest county lines and the explorers' routes. Weekend tourists will learn to follow old wagon trails, stagecoach lines, and narrow-gauge railroads to ghost towns, historic districts, literary landmarks, quaint bed-and-breakfasts, and other attractions."--BOOK JACKET. "For easy use, the atlas is well organized into sections on geography, political boundaries, mining, transportation, settlement and urbanization, and recreational and historic areas. The extensive references for each of the sixty maps are a gold mine of detailed and esoteric literature. No Colorado traveler, whether in an armchair or hiking the back country, should be without the Historical Atlas of Colorado."--BOOK JACKET
Colorado givers : a history of philanthropic heroes by Thomas J Noel( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aspiring to celebrate and promote philanthropy, this volume discusses the history of charitable giving in Colorado, presents some of the state's more notable wealthy philanthropists, and describes their patterns of giving. Contains color and b&w illustrations, mainly of the donors and their architectural legacies."-- Amazon listing
A Pikes Peak partnership : the Penroses and the Tutts by Thomas J Noel( )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denver : mining camp to metropolis by Stephen J Leonard( )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buildings of Colorado by Thomas J Noel( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first detailed survey of the notable prehistoric, historic, and contemporary structures in each of Colorado's 63 counties." -- from "101 Best Books on Colorado" bibliography
Herndon Davis : Painting Colorado History, 1901-1962 by Craig W Leavitt( )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A biography and chronicle of the life work of Herndon Davis, an artist, historian, and journalist who dedicated his life to chronicling the major landmarks and personalities of Colorado in watercolor and oil"--
Out where the west begins : profiles, visions & strategies of early western business leaders by Philip Anschutz( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1800 and 1920, an extraordinary cast of bold innovators and entrepreneurs--individuals such as Cyrus McCormick, Brigham Young, Henry Wells and James Fargo, Fred Harvey, Levi Strauss, Adolph Coors, J. P. Morgan, and Buffalo Bill Cody--helped lay the groundwork for what we now call the American West. They were people of imagination and courage, adept at maneuvering the rapids of change, alert to opportunity, persistent in their missions. They had big ideas they were not afraid to test. They stitched the country together with the first transcontinental railroad, invented the Model A and built the roads it traveled on, raised cities and supplied them with water and electricity, established banks for immigrant populations, entertained the world with film and showmanship, and created a new form of western hospitality for early travelers. Not all were ideal role models. Most, however, once they had made their fortunes, shared them in the form of cultural institutions, charities, libraries, parks, and other amenities that continue to enrich lives in the West today. Out Where the West Begins profiles some fifty of these individuals, tracing the arcs of their lives, exploring their backgrounds and motivations, identifying their contributions, and analyzing the strategies they developed to succeed in their chosen fields. Working with western scholars William J. Convery and Thomas J. Noel, Anschutz has brought a unique perspective to his subject in this engaging book of essays--Tattered Cover Bookstore summary, edited from book jacket
Colorado : a historical atlas by Thomas J Noel( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This thoroughly revised edition of the Historical Atlas of Colorado, coauthored by Tom Noel and published in 1994, is chock-full of the best and latest information on Colorado, with new topics, updated text, more than 100 color maps and 100 color photos, and a bibliography of best books on Colorado, as well as useful lists of relevant tourist attractions. Noel and cartographer Carol Zuber-Mallison map and describe Colorado's spectacular geography and its fascinating past. The book's eight parts survey natural Colorado (from rivers and mountains to dinosaurs and mammals), history (from prehistoric peoples to twentieth-century military sites), mining and manufacturing (from the gold rush to alternative energy sources), agriculture (including wineries and brewpubs), transportation (from stagecoach lines to light rail), modern Colorado (from the New Deal to the present, a fascinating category that includes politics, history, and information on lynchings, executions, and prisons), recreation (covering not only hiking and skiing but also literary locales and Colorado in the movies), and tourism (another broad category that includes historic landmarks, museums, and even cemeteries). In short, this book has information--and surprises--that anyone interested in Colorado will relish"--
A short history of Denver by Stephen J Leonard( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Short History of Denver covers more than 150 years of Denver{u2019}s rich history. The book recounts the takeover of Native American lands, the founding of small towns on the South Platte River at the base of the Rocky Mountains, and the creation of a city, which by 1890 was among the nation{u2019}s major western urban centers. Leonard and Noel tell the stories of powerful economic and political leaders such as John Evans, Horace Tabor, and David Moffat, and delve into the contributions of women, including Elizabeth Byers and Margaret (Molly) Brown. The book also recognizes the importance of the city{u2019}s ethnic communities, including African Americans, Asians, Latinos, and many others. -- Goodreads
Colorado Catholicism and the Archdiocese of Denver, 1857-1989 by Thomas J Noel( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honest John Shafroth : a Colorado reformer by Stephen J Leonard( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Franklin Shafroth was born 9 June 1854 in Fayette, Missouri. His parents were John Gotlieb Shafroth and Annis Aule. He moved to Denver in 1879. He married Virginia Morrison (1855-1950) 26 October 1881 in Fayette. They had five children. He was a congressman in the United States House of Representatives, a senator and Governor of Colorado. He died in 1922
Denver, the city beautiful and its architects, 1893-1941 by Thomas J Noel( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summit of destiny : taming the Pikes Peak country, 1858-1918 by Francis J Pierson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorado was born just as the dark clouds of civil war rumbled across the American landscape. The discovery of gold along the South Platte River in 1858 would have profound consequences for Native American inhabitants--and for a nation wrestling with slavery. In rapid order, the cottonwood studded hunting grounds were stampeded by countless waves of prospectors, confidence men, and ladies of easy virtue--all clambering to the Pikes Peak country eager to turn a quick profit. The precious yellow metal also aroused competing claims--and the hopes of the Confederacy, which went so far as to attempt an invasion. But the lure of easy wealth and conquest proved elusive, and most of the adventurers left disillusioned. Yet the eastern flank of the Rocky Mountains became, for those hearty souls who stayed, a veritable promised land. Today their names are sprinkled across the map--Byers Peak, Moffat Tunnel, Teller County, Palmer Lake, Mount Evans, and stately Pikes Peak. This is the story of those irrepressible argonauts who forged an empire at the apex of a continent. Each in their own way ascended the lofty Summit of Destiny
Colorado, 1870-2000, revisited : the history behind the images by Thomas J Noel( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The companion book you need to learn more about the then-and-now photographs in Colorado 1870-2000! This volume, a collaboration between Colorado's most acclaimed historian and photographer, tells you the stories surrounding the photographic pairs and gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the challenging craft of rephotography. Designed to be used in tandem with Colorado 1870-2000, this book profiles our state's unrivaled character and encourages you to consider its future as you contemplate its past and present
Riding high : Colorado ranchers and 100 years of the National Western Stock Show by Thomas J Noel( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the annual National Western Stock Show, held every January in Denver, Colorado. Well illustrated with photographs
Denver, Rocky Mountain gold by Thomas J Noel( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Colorado givers : a history of philanthropic heroes
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Alternative Names
Dr. Colorado

Noel, Thomas Jacob

Noel, Tom

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