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Goin" railroading

two generations of Colorado stories

by Sam Speas

  • 143 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Pruett Pub. Co. in Boulder, Colo .
Written in

    Places:
  • Como (Colo.),
  • Colorado
    • Subjects:
    • Speas, Sam, 1901-1981.,
    • Colorado and Southern Railroad -- History.,
    • Locomotive engineers -- Colorado -- Biography.,
    • Speas family.,
    • Como (Colo.) -- Social life and customs.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMargaret Coel as told by Sam Speas.
      ContributionsCoel, Margaret, 1937-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD8039.R322 U57 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 180 p. :
      Number of Pages180
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1551249M
      ISBN 100871088215
      LC Control Number91031038
      OCLC/WorldCa24467377

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