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Located in the Elk Mountains at an elevation of 8,909 feet, the town of Crested Butte began in the 1870s as a supply point for prospectors. Named after the distinctive peak nearby, Crested Butte soon became a hub for coal mining, and later transitioned into a ski town.

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Crested Butte
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Gunnison County
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December 15, 2014

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