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KING PLEASURE REIGNED IN 1896: THE STORY OF THE FABULOUS LEADVILLE ICE PALACE Coquoz 1986 4th ed Softcover Fine
By Coquoz, Rene L.
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Boulder, Johnson Publishing Co., 1986, 4th edition. 32 pp, b/w photos, Stapled softcover booklet. Fine.

"After continued research of the Leadville Ice Palace, the story appearing in 'The Early Years of Colorado' continues in this booklet. Imagine a palace of ice blocks, heated to a comfortable temperature, with the exception of the skating rink which was glass enclosed along the promenade., 180 feet in length and 80 feet in width. Here people could watch the skaters waltz by on the shining floor of a smooth layer of ice." - From the Foreword

Leadville Colorado's gift to its citizens after the gold and silver rush of the late 1800s and subsequent recession left the community with little to look forward to. The story of the ambitious and bizarre high altitude ice palace.

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