Colorado, Pacific States Newspapers Directory, 1894

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Population 412,198. Colorado has a land area of 103,645 square miles. The surface consists of mountains and parks, foothills and plains. It is intersected by the Sierra Madre range of the Rocky Mountains, among which are several of the highest peaks, including Pike's, Long's and many others. The mountains enclose wonderful valleys or basins, known as parks, which are well timbered. The eastern part of the State is an immense plain, well adapted to stock-raising. Agriculture is limited, as irrigation is necessary to a good production of all crops. Cattle-raising and sheep-farming are the chief agricultural pursuits. Lumbering is an important industry, but the mining of gold, silver and other metals is the chief source of wealth. The several counties in which newspapers are published are as follows:

Since the issuance of our preceding edition there has been the usual number of newspaper changes in this and other States mentioned in this work. The several industries throughout the State have largely increased, and in every branch and direction show unusual prosperity.

We give a brief description in the following pages of the several counties, with a tabulated list of the newspapers published in each.

By County

Pacific States Newspaper Index

Source: Pacific States Newspaper Directory, Sixth Edition, Palmer & Rey Type Foundry, San Francisco, 1894

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