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Breckenridge Historic District

Added by yongli on 11/04/2015 - 15:27, last changed on 05/09/2017 - 18:09
Settled as a gold-mining camp in 1859, Breckenridge has gone through a series of booms and busts typical of Colorado’s mining towns. The advent of skiing in the 1960s revived the town after decades of stagnation, bringing modern development but also greater interest in historic preservation. Today...

Camp Hale

Added by yongli on 09/10/2015 - 11:52, last changed on 05/16/2017 - 08:07
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...

Howelsen Hill

Added by yongli on 11/09/2015 - 15:40, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:39
Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs is the oldest ski area in continuing use in Colorado and one of the few international ski jump competition sites in the United States. Built in 1915 by skiing pioneer Carl Howelsen (1877–1955) and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club for the city’s second...

Pitkin County

Added by yongli on 02/24/2016 - 16:58, last changed on 05/09/2017 - 17:35
Pitkin County, named after former Colorado governor Frederick Pitkin, is located in west-central Colorado, covering 973 square miles of the remote Elk Mountains. It is bordered by Garfield and Eagle Counties to the north, Lake and Chaffee Counties to the east, Gunnison County to the south, and Mesa...
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