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Camp Hale

Added by yongli on 09/10/2015 - 11:52, last changed on 01/08/2018 - 01:07

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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...

Eagle County

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 14:47, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 08:36
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...

Lake County

Added by yongli on 10/29/2015 - 14:20, last changed on 06/19/2020 - 01:07
One of Colorado’s original seventeen counties, Lake County is a mountainous, 384-square mile county in the west-central part of the state. Leadville , a historic mining town ringed by tall peaks near the headwaters of the Arkansas River , serves as county seat; at 10,152 feet, it is the highest...

Leadville

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:54, last changed on 07/07/2020 - 16:17
At an elevation of 10,152 feet in the central Rocky Mountains , Leadville is the Lake County seat and the highest incorporated city in the United States. Gold first brought prospectors to the area in the early 1860s, but Leadville itself was not established until a silver boom in the late 1870s...

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...

The Tenth Mountain Division

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 13:11, last changed on 10/14/2019 - 09:43
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,...
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