Aspen dwellers celebrate the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad finally reaching the town on November 2, 1887. After the rail lines appeared, mining companies could economically export mineral ore to the smelters located in Leadville, Colorado and Aspen witnessed spectacular growth.
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November 2, 1887
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