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"Benson knows the highest state intimately. Her witty, wise, scholarly explanations of how places got their names will brighten your trails."--Thomas J. Noel, author of The City and the Saloon: Denver, 1858-1916
"This fact-packed volume of Colorado place names is an invaluable supplement to the study of Colorado's past. Tourists and travelers will want to keep it on the seat beside them as they drive through the state."--Liston E. Leyendecker, author of Palace Car Prince: A Biography of George Mortimer Pullman
"A captivating look at Colorado's place names written by one of the state's premier historians. This book will settle arguments and start lively discussions--and be fun to read all the while."--Duane A. Smith, author of Rocky Mountain West: Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, 1859-1915
Maxine Benson, former state historian at the Colorado Historical Society, has written extensively on her native state. She is author of Mountain Naturalist and coauthor of A Colorado History.