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  • Aspen

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    Aspen, established in 1879 by Henry B. Gillespie, began as a silver-mining town and developed into a hub for culture and recreation on Colorado's Western Slope. Today Aspen is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Colorado.
    Aspen
  • 1892 View of Aspen

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    Aspen, Colorado at its height just before the Silver Panic of 1893 sent the town into sharp decline
    1892 View of Aspen
  • Aspen's First Chairlift

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    A view of Aspen from the first chairlift installed on Aspen Mountain in 1947. At the time, this was the longest chairlift in the world, aiding to Aspen's legendary status as a premier skiing location.
    Aspen's First Chairlift
  • Aspen railroads

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    Aspen dwellers celebrate the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad finally reaching the town on November 2, 1887. After the rail lines appeared, mining companies could economically export mineral ore to the smelters located in Leadville, Colorado and Aspen witnessed spectacular growth.
    Aspen railroads
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