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Ghoul of the San Juans


In the Colorado Rockies
Where the snow is deep and cold
And a man afoot can starve to death
Unless he’s brave and bold

Oh Alfred Packer…

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Early days of the Circle Route

Early in Colorado’s history, the state’s boosters were already thinking of ways to attract tourists. An important part of this effort was the “Great Scenic Route,” 2,499 more words


Colorado Trip - Day 3 - Silverton Layover

We pulled into Silverton as the afternoon storms rolled into the valley – I don’t have as many pictures for you, because I got caught up in the experience and failed to snap pics like I should – – 764 more words


Day 4 Part 1: Ouray Colorado and the Yankee Boy Mine

On Thursday, July 12, 2012, I explored the history of Ouray and Telluride, Colorado. I rode a jeep up into the San Juan Mountains to the high mining camps, delved into an adit at the Bachelor Syracuse Mine, and floated in a gondola high above Telluride. 1,995 more words

Weekly Post

Letters to Ouray - from Charles Adams

The Ute delegation arrived in Washington, D.C. in early January 1880. Government officials soon realized most of the Utes accused of the Meeker Massacre were not present. 221 more words