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Million Dollar Highway

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Today Mears is most often remembered for the large network of toll roads he built through the San Juan Mountains in the 1870s and 1880s. His most famous roads connected Silverton and Ouray to the mining district at Red Mountain in between the two towns. The road, pictured here above Ouray, is now known as the "Million Dollar Highway."

Location: 
Ouray
Place: 
Ouray County
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1880–1900

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