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Monday, October 12, 2009

Colorado - Competition For Cutest Town

As we traveled through the mountains in Colorado, I couldn't help but think that there was a competition for "cutest town. Leadville was certainly in the running.

Buildings have been preserved. From saloon,

to the famous Tabor Opera House. In the 1880-1910 era it was not uncommon for a small town to have an "opera house." Wealthy owners of the local lumbering, mining or railroad industries would build them and a variety of traveling entertainment would stop and perform. The story of the Horace Tabor is not unusual. Rags to riches to rags in an entertaining story.

The town celebrates its mining heritage

And the whole town was designated a historic site many years ago. They take great pride in their history.

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