Carolyn and Clarence Wright lovingly wrote Tiny Hinsdale of the Silvery San Juan after intense work, research, and devotion to task. First published in 1964, but out of print for many years, this history of Hinsdale County is an exciting and delightful read that captures the ups and downs of a rich mining area and the subsequent booms and busts of the county and Lake City, its county seat.
Based on personal and family experiences, this book provides an intimacy of culture and events that only those who have lived or shared the life can portray. It also boasts many photographs of a time-gone-by that can be found nowhere else. As the dust jacket of the first edition of this title states, No other persons could have told the history of Hinsdale County from such personal sources, and lovers of Western history will be grateful that the Wrights have performed this labor of love.
The ninety-four pictures alone are an irreplaceable treasure.