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Title: History of Clear Creek and Boulder valleys, Colorado : containing a brief history of the state of Colorado … an account of the Ute trouble : a history of Gilpin, Clear Creek, Boulder, and Jefferson counties, and biographical sketches
Year: 1880 (1880s)
Authors: O.L. Baskin & Co
Subjects: Clear Creek County (Colo.) — History Gilpin County (Colo.) — History Jefferson County (Colo.) — History Boulder County (Colo.) — History Colorado — Biography
Publisher: Chicago : O.L. Baskin & Co.
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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efulfancy with an imaginary sweetheart, or dreamingof the evanescent vision of nights on summits thatcoquetted with Orion, seeking wild adventure andthe most savage haunts of Nature for its owndelights, ami camping under the moon, courtingcompanionship with the wildest solitudes. I hadnot even imagined a wilderness of loneliness com-parable with the absolute desolation of this awfulsummit. T stood for the moment oppressed withthe majesty that enveloped me. And even whenself-possession slowly returned with the compara-tive restoration of convulsed physical nature, thestupendous realism of the wondrous scene rivaledthe tumult of super-stimulated fancy. For alittle period before your wandering faculties areremoralized, while staring with dazed eyes uponthe glaring sky and confused maze of mountainsall around, and plains which spread out below inmisty vagueness, chaos seems to have come again.Even the dreary realism of the dismal prospectof the desolate peak itself scarcely dissipates the
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