Here’s a great gift idea for the history buff on your list. Get them a copy of “Greater Boulder Memories: The Early Years,” the highly informative and entertaining photo book that shows how pioneer families in Boulder County lived “back in the day.”

This fascinating book is like going through an amazing photo album of rare local scenes you never new existed. Hundreds of photos from the 1800s through 1939 have been carefully selected from the Carnegie Library for Local History, Museum of Boulder, Erie Historical Society, Lafayette Miners Museum, and Denver Public Library.

This book is guaranteed to spark a few memories and make you think about how different—and how similar—these pioneer lives really were. You can pick up your copy (buy several—this book appeals to a wide range of readers) at the Daily Camera offices, 2500 55th St., Suite 110 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.