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Bulkeley Wells

Added by yongli on 06/15/2021 - 16:19, last changed on 06/29/2021 - 12:42
Bulkeley Wells (1872–1931) was an influential mining investor and hydroelectric engineer best known for building the Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant near Telluride and for his hostility toward unions. A controversial figure in Colorado history, Wells carried on an affair with Louise Sneed...

Fort Peabody

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 15:03, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 17:29

Imogene Pass

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Built on Imogene Pass during the Western Federation of Miners strike in Telluride in 1903–4, Fort Peabody was a Colorado National Guard post intended to prevent deported union members and activists from returning to Telluride via the pass. Named after Governor James Peabody , who deployed the...

Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant

Added by yongli on 12/02/2015 - 16:27, last changed on 08/12/2020 - 23:04
The photogenic Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant sits precariously near the top of Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride . It is the last structure left from the Smuggler-Union Mining Company, one of the state’s most important mineral producers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries...
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