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Edwin Carter

Updated 2019-09-27
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    Edwin Carter, a nineteenth-century naturalist and collector of Colorado wildlife, stands next to a taxidermied wolf and other pieces of his collection. Carter provided the founding collection for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
    Edwin Carter
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    In 1868 prospector Edwin Carter built this cabin in Breckenridge, where he made buckskin clothes and tried his luck during the Colorado Gold Rush. Carter soon quit mining and became a naturalist, filling his cabin with thousands of wildlife specimens from the surrounding mountains. Today his cabin is a small museum in Breckenridge.
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