We won! In case you missed it, on June 13th, we were awarded the Colorado Book Award for Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream. Authors Wendy Rex-Atzet and Erika Walker traveled to Aspen with high hopes, and indeed, the trip proved to be a huge moment for the book, and for all … Continue reading Colorado Book Award in History
We just got the good news: "Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book is pleased to announce that your entry, Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream, has been selected as a finalist in the 2014 Colorado Book Awards History category." This is a really significant thing. The exposure that this book has … Continue reading Colorado Book Awards Finalist!
Tonight, Denver Mountain Parks will be honored as a recipient of Visit Denver's Tourism Star Award for the historic system's contributions to Denver tourism. On behalf of the City, Mayor Michael Hancock will accept the award, and Chair W. Bart Berger will receive the award on behalf of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. The award … Continue reading Mountain Parks Receives Tourism Award
Yep, since we posted two days ago, we have a couple great new links to share. The Magnificent Dream is now at Costco! Just in time for the holidays, check out our first-ever Denver Mountain Parks book, with splendid photos and a definitive historical account, as well as a guidebook to the parks themselves. Now … Continue reading Even more news!
At the Tattered Cover Nov. 2nd Wow—it has been busy! We had a great time last Saturday afternoon at the Tattered Cover (Rocky Mountain Land Series) talking about our book and hosting a book signing. It was a pleasure to hear the Foundation's Bart Berger, John Fielder, and authors Erika Walker and Sally White share … Continue reading All the breaking news!
We offer today a rare view of photographer John Fielder in front of the lens rather than behind it. This photo was taken by Bart Berger, chair of the Denver Mountain Parks Foundation. Bart and John were in the field last fall, collecting photos for the Foundation's book celebrating the centennial of the Denver Mountain … Continue reading Fielder in the Field
Denver Mountain Parks: 100 Years of the Magnificent Dream is here! The book was officially launched August 1, 2013, with a private reception at the Denver Public Library's Western History and Genealogy Dept. More than 100 people got the opportunity to see the book for the first time, and purchases suggest this is going to … Continue reading Launching the New Book
Okay, so we have a new book. Want to know what you'll find there? Here's a sneak preview! Click on the image to download a pdf of the contents page! Can you name the Denver Mountain Park in this photo? Here's a hint—the buildings in the foreground are part of Meyer Ranch. Rich in images, … Continue reading What’s in the Book?
The first-ever history book on Denver Mountain Parks moved one step closer to completion this week—files are now at the printers! Bart Berger, chair of the Foundation, has preview copies that really let us see what the final version will look like—and it is impressive. Full color photos, 50 of them, by John Fielder, along … Continue reading DMP Book Update
It's getting close! The book we've been working on so long is coming "soon" to a bookstore near you! We expect the manuscript to be shipped to the printer within two weeks, and anticipate we'll have books in hand by mid-July. Stay tuned here for updates on launch events and schedule, and see the book … Continue reading Our Book Takes Shape