The following sources were used in creating The Narrow Gauge Circle:
  • Mining the Hardrock in the Silverton San Juans
    By John Marshall with Zeke Zanoni
    Simpler Way Book Company.
    P.O. Box 556 Silverton, Colorado 81433
    1-800-456-5376.

    This book is a real gem. It is written by folks who lived the day to day life of a miner in Silverton. You will find many little stories about life in Silverton

  • The Rio Grande Southern -- Volumes 1-12
    By Russ Coleman, Dell A. McCoy, and William A. Graves
    Sundance Publications Ltd.
    250 Broadway Denver, Colorado 80203
    303-777-2880.

    This is the "Bible" for RGS fans. These are the most complete set of books available on the Rio Grande Southern.

  • "Mountain Mysteries-- The Ouray Odyssey"
    By Marvin Gregory and P. David Smith
    Wayfinder Press
    P.O. Box 1877
    Ouray, Colorado 81427

    This book has a little about all of the mining districts in the San Juan Mountains. I really enjoy this small book. It has a lot of history and in my mind it is very accurate in its information.

  • "Mountains of Silver -- The story of Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District"
    By P. David Smith
    Pruett Publishing
    Boulder, Colorado

    This book is very detailed in its account of the history of the Red Mountain Mining District.

  • "Getz's Updated Patented Narrow Gauge Circle Tour"
    Narrow Gauge and Shortline Gazette. May/June and July/August 1994 issues.
    Benchmark Publications Ltd.
    P.O. Box 26 -- Los Altos, California 94023

    These issues of the Gazette have an account of Charlie's trip through narrow gauge country. Very useful for planning a trip into the San Juans.

  • "Colorado Ghost Towns And Mining Camps"
    University of Oklahoma Press
    Norman, Oklahoma 73019

  • The Rainbow Route
    Sundance Publications Ltd.
    250 Broadway Denver, Colorado 80203
    1-303-777-2880

    This is the "Bible" for those interested in the 3 railroads that ran out of Silverton, Colorado. The book is full of rare photos of all of the Silverton lines and has the most complete history available on these railroads.

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