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The books below are a suggested reading list to learn more about the people and history of Gunnison County, Colorado.

Chalk Creek to the Past, by Don Smith ; illustrated with photographs from the Denver Public Library, the State Historical Society of Colorado, Gilbert Gregg, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. -- Author Smith, Don, 1927- Call Number 917.8847 S645ch C978.84 C346sm Publisher [S.l. : s.n.], c1958. Description 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Chalk Creek, Colorado, by Louisa A. Ward... Author Arps, Louisa Ward, 1901- Call Number C978.84 C346ar Publisher Denver, Col. J. Van Male, 1940. Description 45 p. incl. front., illus. (map) 27 x 19 cm. Series Title Old West series of pamphlets ; No. 9 Notes "First edition, 125 copies."
Salida; published by council and citizens of Salida, Colo. Corporate Author Salida (Colo.). Council and Citizens. Call Number C978.84 C346sa2 Publisher [Salida?] 1886. Description 16 p. 19 cm.
A History of Chaffee County, compiled & edited by June Shaputis & Suzanne Kelly ; Buena Vista Heritage. -- Call Number 978.847 H629 C978.847 H629 Publisher Marceline, MO. : Walsworth Publishing Co., 1982. Description 285 p. : ill., maps., ports. ; 31 cm.
Down With Your Dust : a Chronicle of Upper Arkansas Valley, Colorado, 1860-1893 / by Ruby G. Williamson. -- Author Williamson, Ruby G. Call Number C978.847 W676do 1979 Publisher Gunnison, Colo. : B & B Printer, 1979. Description 112 p. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Portal into the Past, by Jim and Louise Rowe. -- Author Rowe, Jim. Call Number C978.84 C346row 978.847 R792po Publisher Granite, CO : Clear Creek Canyon Historical Society of Chaffee County, c1976. Description 31 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Under the Angel of Shavano, by George G. Everett, Wendell F. Hutchinson. -- Author Everett, George G. Call Number C978.83 A721ev Publisher Denver : Golden Bell Press, c1963. Description 526 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Chaffee County, Colorado, Newspapers, 1890-1910 : editorial reaction to Populism and to the Colorado metaliferous strikes / John E. Ophus. -- Author Ophus, John E., 1935- Call Number C071.88 O61ch Publisher Gunnison [Colo.] 1965. Description vii, 245 p. : map ; 28 cm.
Polk's Salida (Colorado) City Directory. Call Number x Publisher Colorado Springs, Colo. : R.L. Polk Directory Co, c1930- Description v. ; 24 cm. Notes Includes: Buena Vista, Centerville, Garfield, Nathrop, Poncha Springs, Turret.
Buena Vista : a Quick History, by Judy Porrata. Call Number 978.847 P828bu C978.847 P828bu Publisher Colorado Springs, Colo. : Little London Press, 1979. Description 63 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Heart of the Rockies : a History of the Salida Area, by Kim Swift. Call Number C978.847 S947he 1996 Publisher Woodland Park, Colo. : Poppin' Wheelies Multimedia Productions, 1996. Description 96 p. : ill., 1 map ; 22 cm.
Memories of St. Elmo, by Charlotte Merrifield

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