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Updated 2022-10-26
  • Leadville, 1950s

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    Although Leadville's historic mining district had declined by the 1950s, the rise of the nearby Climax Molybdenum Mine meant that Leadville was thriving, with new construction throughout town.
    Leadville, 1950s
  • Leadville 2010

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    Today Harrison Avenue, Leadville's main commercial street, is lined by historic buildings with shops and restaurants. Mine tailings are still visible in the hills above town.
    Leadville 2010
  • Leadville Mining District

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    Leadville and its historic mining district were declared a Superfund site in 1983. Today much pollution has been cleaned up, but the mining district remains full of old mine buildings and tailings piles.
    Leadville Mining District
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