Colorado has attracted its share of literary travelers and poetic descriptions, though none have surpassed in eloquence those who visited the area in its early years as a U.S. territory. Collected in this volume are the impressions of 11 legendary writers, from the hilarious diatribe of a young Rudyard Kipling to the extensive and heartfelt narrative of a mature Walt Whitman. Horace Greeley comments on the new-born city of Denver, English women's rights advocate Emily Faithfull tours William Palmer's Glen Eyrie, and Zane Grey takes to the trail outside of Meeker.
"This lively look at our past lends a new richness to our present, even if we are 'just passing through'."—Rocky Mountain News