Telluride

Nonfiction

Tomboy Bride, Harriet Fish Backus, 1980
A new bride’s funny and heart-warming diary of life in the Tomboy Mine community in the 1900s.

Conversations at 9,000 Feet, Davine Pera, 1990
Life in 20th-century Telluride related by eighty-one wonderful voices.

Film

How the West Was Won, John Ford and Henry Hathaway, 1962
Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne and Henry Fonda star in this Oscar-winning saga following four generations of family from the 1830s to the 1880s as they move from the Erie Canal westward to the Pacific Ocean, through the Civil War, the building of the railroads and the outlaw west of the late 19th century.

True Grit, Henry Hathaway, 1969
John Wayne is a tough old U.S. marshal who joins forces with a teenage girl to track down her father’s murderer, traveling from Arkansas to Oklahoma. Although not set in Colorado, much of the film was shot near Telluride, Ouray and Ridgway.

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