Sunday, September 16, 2007

Denver Gem and Mineral Show - Orphan Boy Talk

I was very excited to be able to give a talk about my newly published book, The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining. This book connects three generations and details the story of one of the Greatest Generation reopening a small mine in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains west of Denver, Colorado.

It includes mining, history and geology and tells the dynamic history of building a nation and a global superpower after a world wide war - World War II. This small mine was one of many across the mineral districts of the Western United States that gave America the resources to rebuild the world after that war. It typlifies the story of the Greatest Generation.

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H. Court Young
Geologist, author and publisher
Promoting awareness through the written word

Saturday, May 26, 2007

New Book - The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining

BurgYoung Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of its newest book entitled The Orphan Boy, A Love Affair with Mining by H. Court Young, ISBN, 1-89347-02-5, 225p., soft cover $19.95.

Mining brought a large group of Colorado's first pioneers who settled and developed the state. Fortunes were made and lost . Wealth was created and a very unique history developed. This book includes:
  • Stories and anecdotes of a miner 's diverse and interesting life
  • History, geology and mining process ofother mines in the Montezuma Mining District
  • Photographs, maps, reports and historical mining documents on DVD in Adobe PDF format
  • Four-wheeling, ATV, hiking and bicycling trails in the area
This book tells the story of a man’s “love affair with mining” and the development of one small mine in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. The Orphan Boy Mine started in the 1880’s when the state of Colorado was young. The author’s father, Herbert T. Young, reopened the mine after World War II.

Included is a DVD with many maps, historic mining documents, photographs and reports about this mine and its history.

This book is for the geologist, the historian,the sportsperson and the miner at heart!

To Order your copy, or for more information, Contact:
H. Court Young
Promoting awareness through the written word
(303) 726-8320