Are you a slave of the Silver Serpent
(benign illness better known as,
"collecting"? If so, you need go through this website -- COLORADO ARTIFACTUAL and MT. GOTHIC TOMES. If you do, you just might find something to sate that burning desire.
FIRST ANNUAL DIRECTORY OF
CUSTER COUNTY, COLORADO
Including the Towns of Silver Cliff, Rosita, Querida, Dora, Ula, Silver Park, and Galena
What do we have here? Well, a true scarcity. Original printed boards; tan cloth spine. Dimensions: 4-5/8 inches by 7 inches; 96 pages. Published by The Prospect News and Job Printing Company. W. S. Montgomery, manager. Editor at the Office of the Custer County Directory: W. E. McFadden, December 1880.
There appears to be an original hardcopy in the Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library; however, nowhere else. The one listed at Kansas State does not appear to be in that institution. But there is an original edition here, at Colorado Artifactual.
Local advertisements displayed throughout.
Directory lists significant names, such as E. C. Bassick (Page 62) Bassick Mine, John Phillips (Page 82) Elk Mountain Pilot, Carl Wulsten (Page 91) mining engineer, and many others.
Illusive and exclusive. This Custer County Directory from 1880 – 1881 is a scarcity, covering one of the most significant silver and gold producing mineral districts in south-central Colorado — the Hardscrabble Mining District.