Media Resources and Newsroom

Media Resources and Newsroom


Past Appearances and Events

October 21, 2010 - 5:30 PM

Boulder, Colorado Presentation and book signing Boulder • History Museum
1206 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, Colorado  (303) 449-3464

October 23, 2010 - 12:00 PM

Steamboat Springs, Colorado Presentation and book signing Tread of Pioneers Museum
Corner of 8th and Oak in downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado  (970) 879-2214

October 23, 2010 - 5:00 PM

Oak Creek, Colorado Presentation and book signing Mugshot
116 Main Street, Oak Creek, Colorado  (970) 736-8491

October 26, 2010 -6:00 PM

Arvada, Colorado Presentation and book signing • Book Cranny of Olde Town Arvada

Press Releases

See CONTACT for Thompson Media below.
Beyond the Land of Gold:
New Book A Significant Addition to American Western History

The new book “Beyond the Land of Gold: The Life & Times of Perry A. Burgess” is now available through Thompson Media. Written by Rebecca Valentine and edited by Travis Thompson, the illustration-heavy biography will be a welcome addition to American frontier history enthusiasts. Read More

News Coverage & Book Reviews

The Salt Lake Tribune 09-21-10
10-09-10 Calendar 10-17-10
Boulder Camera Calendar 10 -17-10
Steamboat Magazine (winter 2011 Current!)
Association for Mormon Letters book review
Association for Mormon Letters homepage
Montana Magazine (Winter 2011)
National Historical Society. (Coming soon)
Additional coverage is being planned in Colorado - Montana

Book Image & Photograph Samples
Click images for captions, text descriptions, and image download links.

Beyond the Land of Gold Beyond the Land of Gold - back cover Rebecca Valentine Travis Thompson
Beyond the Land of Gold - front cover Beyond the Land of Gold - back cover Rebecca Valentine (author) Travis Thompson (editor)
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Perry A. Burgess Lewis Cheney and Family F.E. Milner William Walton
Perry A. Burgess, circa 1870 Lewis Cheney, widower, circa 1870 F.E. Milner William E. Walton
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World Famous Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ FNB Boulder The Cabin Hotel Butler Bank
Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ First National Bank of Boulder, 1883 The Cabin Hotel, Steamboat Springs, CO Bates County National Bank, Butler, MO
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Related Links and Resources

Colorado Historic Newspapers

Tread of Pioneers Museum – Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Denver Library

Boulder Library

Boulder Historical Society

Lulita Crawford Pritchett (Early Steamboat Springs Writer-Historian)

Thompson Media Contact Info

THOMPSON MEDIA • 6110 Cedarcrest Road • Suite 350, #270 • Acworth, GA 30101

CONTACT for interviews and speaker bookings:
Travis Thompson, 678-574-4694

Wholesale order information.

Book Info and Specs

book summary - downloadable PDF file Perry A. Burgess was many things: Diarist. Pioneer. Prospector. Banker. Investor. Inventor…the list is long and varied. His name appears in numerous historical works published since the 1950s, yet much of his story has never been told.

In 1866 he traveled to Montana with his uncles and 300 head of cattle up the “Bloody Bozeman Trail” during Sioux Chief Red Cloud’s War. A pioneer of Colorado and one of the earliest settlers of Steamboat Springs, Burgess was a longtime friend and partner of some of the wealthiest businessmen in the nineteenth-century American West. Amongst them, his uncle Lewis Cheney was one of the richest men in Boulder, Colorado. Together they developed the city’s banking system while contributing to its cultural and social heritage.

Raised Mormon, as boys they fell victim to rampant persecution. Perry’s grand-father led some of the first wagons on the Mormon Trail to Utah, and his own father died during the exodus. For Burgess, those early years of a nomadic existence would leave their mark and nurture in him a thirst for adventure, influencing his path to the end of his life.

Using Perry’s diaries, family photographs, and newly discovered personal essays published in the Steamboat Pilot as their focus, Rebecca Valentine and Travis Thompson piece together the life of a remarkable man, whose adventurous spirit was matched only by his willingness to risk all for the unknown.

Beyond the Land of Gold provides an integral and heretofore missing piece of the history of the American Western Frontier and a snapshot into the life of one of its most intriguing characters.

ISBN: 978-0-9827089-0-3 (Perfect Bound) $24.95 Retail

ISBN: 978-0-9827089-1-0 (Case Bound with Jacket) $34.95 Retail

6" x 9" - 544 pages

Ov er 125 historic images
Notes • Bibliography • Fully Indexed