Fine example of one of the great Colorado pamphlets, promoting travel to the San Juans.
An advertisement from the time of publication describes this pamphlet as follows:
Contains full description of all the Mining localities discovered within the past two years, their extraordinary richness, and Routes of Travel thither. Full of information of practical importance to every miner and traveler; also describes the following topics: Beauty of Scenery, Hot Springs, Wagon Wheel Gap, Elevation of Mountains, Towns, Rates of Fare, Expenses of Living, Prices Paid for Ore, Miners' Outfits, The Famous Pagosa Springs, Freight Charges. Reduction Works, How to Excavate a Claim, Market Prices of Goods in principal towns of San Juan, etc., etc.; all about the new Mines at Lake City, Silverton, Ouray, Mineral City, Parrott City, and Kosita; Mining Laws of the United States, and of Colorado; all, in fact that a Miner can possibly wish to know. Accompanied with a handsome colored MAP OF ROUTES TO COLORADO FROM THE EAST. Price, 50 cents, paper covers.