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Tch2fly
06-11-2008, 05:40 PM
I was rooting around in some cupboards at my family cabin and came up with this little gem of a booklet. It is in great shape, I'll bet it hasn't been handled in 30 years. I can't find a publication date but I found a GPO number, 851-351 (a quick google came up zero) enjoy

Here is the cover and back page (spread open)...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc1.jpg

This is a map from the "centerfold"...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc2.jpg

I had to cut and paste this from two pages but a neat picture with some fun trivia ...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc5.jpg

Hulk
06-11-2008, 05:52 PM
That's way cool. Red Chili is going to be droolin'.

Romer
06-11-2008, 06:25 PM
Red Chili is going to be droolin'.


That won't be a pretty sight

Corbet
06-11-2008, 08:41 PM
way cool

kvanoort
06-11-2008, 09:02 PM
Stop teasing us and scan more pages from the book please! Very cool.

Tch2fly
06-11-2008, 09:46 PM
Stop teasing us and scan more pages from the book please! Very cool.

Here ya go:thumb:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc6.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc7.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc8.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b378/FJ80FUN/RisingSun/jc9.jpg

I'll save "Needles Eye" and "The Boulder Wagon Road" pages for the next installment:D

Red_Chili
06-11-2008, 11:15 PM
Hey... in fact, Dan Straight's widow, now the principal of the Rollins Pass Historical Society, has plans to republish that brochure. The USFS used to hand it out. Back when the BRD was more user friendly and took recreation seriously as their responsibility, rather than a problem.

DOH! Did I just say that? Must just be frustration with Boulder politics I guess. :lmao:

There used to be signs along the route with that locomotive emblem, and the number of the site discussed. Pretty cool. There are plans to replace the signs. Only this time they have to have a safety analysis, engineered methods of affixing the posts, and for all I know somebody may decide an EIS is necessary. If you don't want to do something, there are always roadblocks you can throw up to stop it. No knowledge that this is at work here, just sayin'. :rolleyes:

Gotta help the good ones in the BRD, and keep the others on the griddle.

rover67
06-12-2008, 08:22 AM
Wow, that super cool. I've been getting up there every chance i've gotten this winter/spring and it's neat to see the story. still couldn't make to yankee doodle this past weekend. I am sure one it all opens up it'll be packed up there.

treerootCO
06-12-2008, 08:38 AM
I have one of the newer publications of that brochure saved at home. I thought I scanned it at one point but I don't see it online.

subzali
06-12-2008, 08:50 AM
Very very cool Mike! :thumb:

Only problem with the road being completely clear is that people take their Honda Civics up there and the road is washboarded enough they're going 2mph when we in our trucks can go 20+! :rant:

Very neat history though