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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 16 2018 9:50 AM UTC +00:00.

$2,301
pledged of 12 000 $pledged of 12 000 $ goal
42
backers
20hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, December 16 2018 9:50 AM UTC +00:00.

About

LESS THAN 48 HOURS TO GO TO REACH $12,000!

I wanted to find out where we came from in a way that I could relate to more than a textbook; visiting these monuments late at night, when only I was there to hear their stories, allowed them to reveal their humanity in a completely new way. Colorado Monuments by Night brings my late-night rendezvous to life so that you and your family can connect in a completely new light with the people and their odysseys that wrote our Colorado story. 

No matter how much you can pledge to this campaign, that amount will allow this book to come to life in a first-edition hardcover. There are five ways that you can become a part of this Colorado story - varying from simply pledging your support of the project to purchasing the book for your entire classroom. 

UPDATE: We have reached $1,500! I am wowed by your pledges and interest in this project and can’t wait to see how far we can take it. - Craig 

 UPDATE: We have reached $2,000! Thank you so much for your support in this campaign. - Craig  

Bronze Level: Pledge $10 or more

· You'll receive a handwritten postcard of an image from Colorado Monuments by Night, thanking you for supporting the campaign. 

Anything helps, thank you for showing your support!

Bronze Level
Bronze Level

Silver Level: Pledge $30 or more

You'll receive:

· A handwritten postcard of an image from Colorado Monuments by Night, thanking you for supporting the campaign. 

· A signed, first-edition copy of Colorado Monuments by Night.

· An 8x10 Solomon Nunes Carvalho print.

· Free shipping to domestic backers.

Silver Level
Silver Level

Gold Level: Pledge $40 or more

You'll receive:

· A handwritten postcard of an image from Colorado Monuments by Night, thanking you for supporting the campaign. 

· A signed, first-edition copy of Colorado Monuments by Night.

· An 8x10 Solomon Nunes Carvalho print.

· Four signed 8x10 prints from Colorado Monuments by Night.

· Free shipping to domestic backers.

Gold Level
Gold Level

Platinum Level: Pledge $100 or more

· A handwritten postcard of an image from Colorado Monuments by Night, thanking you for supporting the campaign. 

· FOUR signed, first-edition copies of Colorado Monuments by Night – One for you and three for friends and family or keep them all for yourself!

· An 8x10 Solomon Nunes Carvalho print.

· Four signed 8x10 prints from Colorado Monuments by Night.

· Free shipping to domestic backers. 

Platinum Level
Platinum Level

Institutional Level: Pledge $599 or more

· A handwritten postcard of an image from Colorado Monuments by Night, thanking you for supporting the campaign. 

· TWENTY-FIVE (25) signed, first-edition copies of Colorado Monuments by Night – enough for the entire classroom.

· Four signed 20x30 posters from Colorado Monuments by Night for classroom display.

· One classroom visit from Craig Patterson as an adjunct to your lessons. This visit can be accommodated anywhere in Colorado at no charge and longer distances can be arranged.

· Free shipping to domestic backers. 

Institutional Level
Institutional Level

Learn More about how this project came to be: https://www.craigpatterson.com/ 

While there are 108 monuments covered in this roughly 240-page book, Colorado has over 500, leaving plenty of room for a follow-up book!

The four images you'll get as a bonus!
The four images you'll get as a bonus!

BONUS PRINTS

I've selected four of my favorite shots from the book, which are available as 8x10 prints in several packages. These are the same prints that are available as 20x30 posters in the Classroom level of support.

The Carvalho Print
The Carvalho Print

An additional print, an 8x10 from Solomon Nunes Carvalho, photographer on the Fremont Expedition, is also included in several support levels. His entire collection was destroyed by fire, except for one daguerreotype. I've enhanced that image as shown above to create a better presentation. What is shown is the exact print you will receive, with the white border and color caption, so you won't have to matte the print.

CLASSROOM

While the book is quite easy to take along on trips, it's also suitable for use in the classroom, at high school or college level. If you teach in Colorado, I would be happy to come in and talk the book over with your class at the Classroom Pack support level.

WHAT WILL THE MONEY BE USED FOR?

All of the funds raised will be put toward proofing and printing costs, shipping of books, and Kickstarter fees. I've already paid for all of the trips, cartography, and editing. If the goal is met, there will be no profit. If the goal is exceeded, there may be some ability to recoup those previous expenditures. Printing will take place in China to keep costs as low as possible, but that also means a minimum number of books must be printed.

Risks and challenges

The photography, research, writing, editing, and cartography for the book is already complete. All that's left is the layout and printing. With four years already dedicated to the project, it's certain that it will be printed upon successful funding. The timeline reflects the turnaround time quoted to me by the printing company.

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    At this level you'll receive 25 copies of the book, and four large 20x30 posters of images from the book for classroom display. You will also receive a FREE classroom visit from Craig Patterson, as an adjunct to your own lessons. This visit can be accommodated anywhere in Colorado at no charge. Longer distances can be arranged.

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