Boulder: Evolution of a City, Revised Edition (Paperback)
Pettem devotes the first chapter to an introduction of the early photographers whose work appears throughout the book. Moving outward from the central business district as development did, each subsequent chapter focuses on a particular area in Boulder, with an introductory essay followed by historic and contemporary photographs with detailed captions.
—Boulder Daily Camera
"A magical time machine that leads us on a tour of bustling Boulder, Colorado, and then whisks us back in time to wander the same streets again when they were new and the West was young. . . . An enchanting journey the reader will want to take again and again."
—Lois Anderton, retired, Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder, Colorado
"Photographer and historian Silvia Pettem's book, Boulder: Evolution of a City, offers an interesting look at Boulder as it was in its early days, how it's changed over the years, and how it hasn't. . . . Each photograph, whether it be old or new, is accompanied by thoughtful and detailed descriptions that provide context to the images."