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Beaver Creek Resort

Added by yongli on 11/19/2015 - 16:28, last changed on 03/16/2020 - 01:07
Tucked away in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Beaver Creek Resort has had a rich history since it first opened to the public in 1980. Located in Eagle County , Beaver Creek is a major ski resort owned and operated by Vail Associates. The valley that houses Beaver Creek Resort lies just south of Avon...

Camp Hale

Added by yongli on 09/10/2015 - 11:52, last changed on 11/30/2022 - 13:41

Camp Hale Construction

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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...

Dale H. Maple

Added by yongli on 01/17/2017 - 13:59, last changed on 08/16/2022 - 16:15
Private First Class Dale H. Maple (1920–2001) was stationed at Camp Hale near Leadville during World War II when he assisted in the escape of three German prisoners-of-war prisoners of war in February 1944. Following Maple’s arrest along with the escapees in Mexico, he underwent one of the most...

Eagle County

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 14:47, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 05:48
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...

Notch Mountain Shelter

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 16:23, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 09:56
The Notch Mountain Shelter was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933 as a shelter for pilgrims coming to see nearby Mount of the Holy Cross . Located on the south shoulder of Notch Mountain at an elevation of about 13,100 feet, the rustic stone shelter is near the spot where in...

The Tenth Mountain Division

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:11, last changed on 10/03/2022 - 01:45
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,...

Tigiwon Community House

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 16:29, last changed on 10/14/2019 - 11:41
The Tigiwon Community House was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933–34 as a meeting spot for pilgrims coming to see Mount of the Holy Cross . Located along Tigiwon Road south of Minturn at an elevation of about 10,000 feet, the rustic log building continues to serve as a meeting...
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