by Dr. Sandra F. Mather
Roadside Summit, Part II—The Human Landscape
For centuries, Summit County provided the necessities of life for humans, beginning as long ago as 12,000 years while remnants of the ice age still filled alpine valleys. First migrating bands of Native Americans—then the fur trappers—and finally the miners, merchants, ranchers, and their families rearranged those resources to meet their needs and desires. This is the companion book of Roadside Summit, Part I—The Geology & Vegetation of Summit County, Colorado.