Hugo, CO: Published by K. von Hagen; Press of Carson-Harper Company, Denver, CO; Engravings by Cocks-Clark Engraving Company, Denver, CO, [c. 1916]. Oblong 9-1/2" x 12". 62, , [1 blank], [1- folding plate illus.] pp, over 100 photographic illustrations, including one large folding panoramic photo illustration of "Business Section" of Hugo measuring 8 3/4" x 33". Original printed stiff brown wrappers with green and orange inks and yapped edges, spine tied with a green braided cord through two punched holes, as issued. Very Good.
This interesting book demonstrates the "many advantages to offer the settler and investor." Many captioned photo illustrations fill the pages, along with history, details on the current social and cultural scene, and businesses in the developing areas of Hugo, Boyero, Limon, Arriba. Photographs include the Hugo National Bank; First National Bank; Hugo Garage, distributors of the Willys-Knight Overland car, with the Overland which won the 1915 race at the local fair pictured in the foreground; the ranch of Hector Matheson which the caption describes as one of the oldest in Eastern Colorado; Woolridge's modern fireproof garage and Ford dealership; the newly built Methodist Church, completed in 1916; the local courthouse; the post office; and many other businesses, ranches and homes. Many of the photo illustrations are of the interiors; images of townsfolk going about their business and socializing. Many recreational activities are shown: hunting, horse racing, competing in pool halls, and county fairs; and photographs of prize winning cattle and horses, crops, and more.
OCLC 45312374 [4- two in CO, Yale, SMU], as of October 2020. Item #34110