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Ashcroft

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 13:31, last changed on 11/20/2019 - 10:51

Ashcroft, 1935

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Located about eleven miles south of Aspen in Castle Creek Valley , Ashcroft was established in 1880 as a silver mining camp. It quickly grew to more than 2,000 residents and briefly rivaled Aspen, but it was already declining by the late 1880s because the veins of silver ore were shallow and no...

Georgetown–Silver Plume Historic District

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 16:27, last changed on 12/03/2019 - 01:07
Located in the upper Clear Creek valley about forty-five miles west of Denver , the Georgetown–Silver Plume Historic District is one of the best preserved historic mining districts in Colorado. In the late nineteenth century, Georgetown thrived as the area’s commercial and professional center,...

Lake City

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 11:29, last changed on 02/06/2021 - 01:07
At an elevation of 8,661 feet in the heart of the San Juan Mountains , the historic mining town of Lake City is the only incorporated town in Hinsdale County . Named for nearby Lake San Cristobal , the town was founded in 1874 in a broad valley along the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River . Between...

Leadville

Added by yongli on 07/06/2020 - 16:54, last changed on 02/09/2021 - 14:14
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...

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...

St. Elmo

Added by yongli on 08/24/2016 - 11:09, last changed on 02/24/2021 - 12:31
Located at an elevation of 10,000 feet in Chalk Creek Canyon southwest of Buena Vista , the historic mining town of St. Elmo was founded in 1880 and flourished for less than a decade. Although it is actually inhabited by a small handful of full-timers and dozens of summer residents, it is...
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