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Aspen Music Festival and School

Added by yongli on 12/02/2021 - 13:01, last changed on 12/02/2021 - 13:01
The Aspen Music Festival and School are together a prestigious summer music program that trace their roots to the music offerings at Aspen ’s Goethe Bicentennial celebration in 1949. The festival puts on a variety of concerts throughout the summer, and the school offers courses in orchestra, brass...

Elizabeth Paepcke

Added by yongli on 10/28/2021 - 13:41, last changed on 10/28/2021 - 13:41
Elizabeth Paepcke (1902–94) is best known for working with her husband, Walter , to transform the former mining town of Aspen into a cultural hub after World War II . Trained in art and design, she was perhaps most influential in getting Walter interested in the modernist styles that shaped much of...

Given Institute

Added by yongli on 05/24/2017 - 16:30, last changed on 12/09/2017 - 01:07
The Given Institute was an International Style conference and laboratory building designed by Harry Weese and built in 1972 at 100 East Francis Street in Aspen . Built on land that formerly belonged to Elizabeth Paepcke near Hallam Lake, the building was owned by the University of Colorado and used...

Goethe Bicentennial

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:16, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:16
The Goethe Bicentennial Convocation and Music Festival was a three-week celebration of the German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s 200th birthday in 1949. Held in Aspen under a huge canvas tent designed by Eero Saarinen, the event was organized largely by Walter Paepcke and attracted some 2,000...

Herbert Bayer

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:28, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:28
Herbert Bayer (1900–85) was an artist, architect, and designer best known in Colorado for his work in Aspen during the decades after World War II . Born in Austria and trained at the Bauhaus, Bayer brought to the United States a modernist belief in simple, stripped-down design, evident in...

Hotel Jerome

Added by yongli on 09/15/2015 - 13:08, last changed on 03/17/2020 - 01:07
Built in 1889 by Jerome B. Wheeler (1841–1918), the Hotel Jerome was Aspen ’s original luxury hotel. After the 1893 silver crash destroyed the town’s economy, the hotel survived as a boardinghouse and slipped into comfortable shabbiness. When Aspen developed into a resort after World War II, the...

Independence

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 16:04, last changed on 10/04/2019 - 10:45
Located just west of Independence Pass at an elevation of about 10,900 feet, the town of Independence was established in 1879 and boomed briefly in the early 1880s, reaching an estimated population of 1,500. In the mid-1880s, the town’s harsh climate and the availability of better jobs in Aspen led...

Panic of 1893

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 14:16, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
The Panic of 1893 touched off a nationwide economic depression that lasted for at least three years, threw millions out of work, and caused banks and businesses to fail across the country. In Colorado and other silver-mining states, the panic was tied to the abrupt collapse of the silver industry...

Pitkin County

Added by yongli on 02/24/2016 - 16:58, last changed on 10/12/2020 - 01:07
Pitkin County, named after former Colorado governor Frederick Pitkin , is located in west-central Colorado, spanning 973 square miles of mountains and the Roaring Fork River valley. It is bordered by Garfield and Eagle Counties to the north, Lake and Chaffee Counties to the east, Gunnison County to...

Ski Industry

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:40, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 08:28
Colorado’s ski industry anchors the state’s thriving tourist economy. Built primarily on national forest lands, the state’s numerous ski resorts attract upwards of 12 million visitors annually, generating billions in revenue. Introduced to the state in the late nineteenth century, downhill skiing’s...

Western Slope

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:14, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 09:20
“A Fantasy land,” “a mystique,” “a state of mind”—these are only some of the expressions used to describe the Western Slope of Colorado, commonly defined as the roughly one-third of the state that lies west of the Continental Divide . The serpentine divide forms the region’s eastern boundary,...

Wheeler Opera House

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 16:17, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
The merchant and investor Jerome B. Wheeler (1841–1918) built the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen in 1889, making it the third-largest opera house in Colorado at the time. As Aspen declined after the Panic of 1893 and the demonetization of silver, the Wheeler struggled along until arson shuttered it...

Wheeler/Stallard House

Added by yongli on 05/24/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 03/30/2019 - 01:07
The Wheeler/Stallard House is a three-story Queen Anne style residence built in 1888–89 by Jerome B. Wheeler on the west side of Aspen . Edgar and Mary Ella Stallard occupied the house from 1905 to 1945, when Walter Paepcke acquired it for use as overflow guest rooms for the Hotel Jerome , employee...
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