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On the Backs of Burros

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Dating back to the Spanish exploration of the New World, the burro has been a special part of the land that is now called Colorado. And, despite abuse, ridicule, torture, and inhumane working environments, this little animal has maintained a dignity, trustworthiness, and unconditional affection that is legendary. There is a lot that we can learn from the burro, but we need to know its story before we can understand the amazing spirit and laudable characteristics of this humble creature. To tell the story of the Colorado burro properly, On the Backs of Burros includes accounts about early Spanish settlers, Colorado prospectors, pack-train operators, and present-day pack-burro employment, while detailing a history that starts with the burro s origin in Africa and ends with a look into its tenuous future. It is the hope of the authors, that with the help of this book these forgotten symbols of the Old West will continue to bless Colorado with their unique and civilizing influence. A portion of this book s proceeds will be given to Colorado s Long Hopes, a donkey rescue mission.


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June 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: On the Backs of Burros - Bringing Civilization to Colorado
Author(s): P David Smith, Lyn Bezek
ISBN: 1-932738-94-0 / 978-1-932738-94-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Western Reflections Publishing Company
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