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Camp Hale

Added by yongli on 09/10/2015 - 11:52, last changed on 03/17/2017 - 11:06
Built in the Pando Valley north of Leadville in 1942, Camp Hale served as the training grounds for the US Army’s Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. Troops learned to ski, snowshoe, and climb at the camp, allowing them to perform important operations in northern Italy in early 1945. Many...

Eagle County

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 14:47, last changed on 02/22/2017 - 15:14
Eagle County, formed in 1883, covers 1,692 square miles of mountainous terrain in northwest Colorado. It is named for the Eagle River , which begins in the mountains in the county’s southeast corner, flows westward alongside Interstate 70, and meets the Colorado River near the small community of...

Lake County

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:20, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 13:36
One of Colorado’s original seventeen counties, Lake County is a mountainous, 384-square mile county in the west-central part of the state. Leadville , a historic mining town ringed by tall peaks near the headwaters of the Arkansas River, serves as county seat; at 10,152 feet, it is the highest...

The Tenth Mountain Division

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:11, last changed on 04/18/2017 - 14:26
The Tenth Mountain Division (hereafter, the Tenth), was US Army division created in 1941. The Allies took notice of a Finnish division of soldiers on skis that defeated and embarrassed a larger and better-equipped invading Soviet force during the Winter War of 1939. Inspired by Finland’s success,...
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