My more recent Western history book, A to Z: Your Grand County History Alphabet, is a wonderful children's history book of Grand County, Colorado, that features many historical photographs, stories and facts. This book groups photos and topics in alphabetical order offering fun facts and tidbits that are sure to delight both young and old. This book is available online at and several Grand County retail locations, including the museum gift shops of the Grand County Historical Association. 100% of this book’s net proceeds promote local history projects.  

Publication date:  February 1, 2017.  ISBN: 978-0-692-83321-6


A to Z: Your Grand County History Alphabet by Penny Rafferty Hamilton, Ph.D. ($17.95 GCHS). Are you looking for the perfect gift to give grandchildren or visiting relatives this summer? Look no further!  A to Z: Your Grand County History Alphabet by Dr. Penny Hamilton is sure to captivate even the most particular young reader!  Although aimed at the younger set (ages 5-8), this book will appeal to older children, as well as adults. This fun and informative guide takes the reader on a delightful alphabetical journey through the people, places, and events of Grand County.  You’ll meet Doc Susie and President Eisenhower, learn about logging and ski jumps, and discover each of the towns that make up Grand County in the pages of this charming book! The writing is engaging and entertaining with an abundance of photographs throughout (many in full color), inviting the reader to linger over every page.  Dr. Hamilton’s extensive knowledge of Grand County history shines through the wealth of historical information included in this book.  Even seasoned locals will learn fascinating new tidbits about Grand County! With its colorful, high-quality hardcover binding, A to Z: Your Grand County History Alphabet is definitely a book that adults, as well as children, will want to own as a treasured keepsake!  The gorgeous photographs alone are worth the price of the book!     Tess Riley, Grand Lake Boardwalk newspaper, Colorado