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Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 13:31, last changed on 12/19/2016 - 14:04

Ashcroft, 1935

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Located about eleven miles south of Aspen in Castle Creek Valley , Ashcroft was established in 1880 as a silver mining camp. It quickly grew to more than 2,000 residents and briefly rivaled Aspen, but it was already declining by the late 1880s because the veins of silver ore were shallow and no...

Georgetown–Silver Plume Historic District

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 16:27, last changed on 04/15/2017 - 11:02
Located in the upper Clear Creek Valley about forty-five miles west of Denver , the Georgetown–Silver Plume Historic District is one of the best preserved historic mining districts in Colorado. In the late nineteenth century, Georgetown thrived as the area’s commercial and professional center,...
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