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  The Ted Kierscey Photo Collection -- Early Photos of the Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad - Leadville Colorado
Leadville was the greatest of all the Colorado mining regions.
During the period of the construction of the Colorado Midland up the Arkansas Valley from Buena Vista to Leadville, the Midland was not bound by the terms of the Agreement.
While the Colorado Midland was the last railroad to reach Leadville in 1887, it was the first standard gauge line in the district.
www.narrowgauge.org /ncmap/ted/dspp2_leadville.html   (2044 words)

Leadville is one of those places that pretty much everyone in the west has probably visited, passed through, or at least heard of.
Leadville is located in the geographic center of the state of Colorado on US Highway 24, approximately 103 miles west of Denver and 129 miles northwest of Colorado Springs.
Leadville is situated in a high mountain valley in which the headwaters of the Arkansas River originate.
faculty.coloradomtn.edu /orl/leadville.htm   (533 words)

 Mineralized Late-Missippian Paleokarst in the Leadville, Colorado Area
Leadville is located along the east flank of the range near the center of the diagram.
The historic portions of the Leadville district are located a short distance to the east of the town, while the Mt. Sherman or Horseshoe district, is located in the topographically highest fault blocks at the summit of the Mosquito Range.
Pre-Pennsylvanian faulting of the Leadville Limestone is documented from the Aspen mining district [Maslyn, 1976] and from the Sherman Mine in the Leadville district [Tschauder, et al., 19901.
www.carbonatecreek.com /paleokarst/leadville/leadville.html   (3009 words)

 Leadville Info
Nestled at 10,152 ft. elevation in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, St. Vincent General Hospital is known as the highest hospital in North America’s highest city of Leadville, Colorado.
Leadville is a unique city and, because of it’s location, St. Vincent General Hospital has provided a base for many researchers from around the world to study high altitude and its effects.
Leadville is located a short distance south of Interstate 70 on Hwy 91 (from Copper Mountain) or Hwy 24 (from Vail) and is within an easy drive of many other ski areas.
www.svghd.org /html/leadville_info.html   (193 words)

 Lake County Colorado - Southern Colorado Economic Development District
At the hub of the Top of the Rockies Byway is the historic city of Leadville, North America's highest incorporated city (10,430 feet elevation) and the frontier West's wildest, richest, silver mining boom town.
Leadville (pronounce "led" as in the metal lead) made its fortune in silver, which was mined in a heavy carbonate of lead.
Leadville is an excellent choice for an extended base of operation from which to explore Colorado, offering superior lodging, full-service camping, a vast array of dining choices and unique shopping.
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 History of Mining in Colorado
Colorado’s largest gold discovery was the Cripple Creek district in 1893.
This was later recognized as silver ore and lead to the development of the Leadville, Gilman, and Kokomo districts, which produced about 1.9 million tons of zinc, 1.3 million tons of lead, 333 million ounces of silver, and 3.6 million ounces of gold through 1998.
Colorado is famous for its aquamarine, rhodochrosite, beryl, and diamond gemstones.
geosurvey.state.co.us /Default.aspx?tabid=237   (589 words)

 Leadville, Colorado - Photography by Dave Nance
In Colorado, two of the largest are North Park, which is in Rocky Mountain National Park, and South Park, east of Leadville on the other side of the Mosquito Range.
U.S. Highway 24 cuts across it south to north, dividing a sage-covered and relatively barren east half from a better-watered pasture area on the west, where this cabin is located.
According to information at the www.leadville.com walking tour of Leadville, the building was built in 1887 as the Breene Block, named from Lt. Governor and State Treasurer of Colorado, Peter W. Breene, who provided the funding.
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 Mt. Massive Golf Course - Leadville, Colorado
North America's highest city is Leadville, Colorado, elevation 10,430 feet.
Leadville, at 10,430 feet in elevation, is North America's highest incorporated city.
Leadville is in western Colorado along US 24 between Vail and Salida, 100 miles from Denver or 175 miles from Grand Junction.
www.mtmassivegolf.com /leadville.shtml   (245 words)

 Colorado travel guide - Wikitravel
Colorado [1] is a state in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States of America.
Colorado is split down the middle north to south by the Rocky Mountains.
Colorado's population was 4,301,261 in the 2000 census, and the state's population is growing, particularly in the large towns along the Front Range where the prairie and mountains meet.
wikitravel.org /en/Colorado   (961 words)

 Leadville Colorado - Cloud City, USA
Leadville, Colorado, often called "The Two Mile High City" and "Cloud City," is the highest incorporated city in the world at 10,430 feet.
In January 1878, the city of Leadville was incorporated and by 1879, the population had reached 18,000.
Holliday left Leadville again when Tombstone, Arizona, heated up and his services were required by the Earp brothers in their controversy with the Clanton family.
www.legendsofamerica.com /CP-Leadville.html   (799 words)

Leadville, Colorado is the highest incorporated city in the USA at 10,152 feet.
Leadville can be reached by CO Highway 91 or US Highway 24.
Leadville, Colorado, seat of Lake County, central Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains, at an altitude of 10,200 ft, near the headwaters of the Arkansas River; incorporated 1878.
www.houstonbizdir.com /flea/lead.htm   (528 words)

 Mount Elbert, Colorado
Although most people outside of Colorado will guess that Pikes Peak is the highest point, I found that every single person I met knew that Elbert was high point (I never encountered similar knowledge of any other state by residents except of course Alaska).
Of course there were spectacular views particularly of Mount Massive to the north (which was once considered the state's highest), the Arkansas River valley and Buena Vista to the south.
Leadville, the highest incorporated town in the United States, is a strange town.
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 Colorado: Leadville Boom Days (Local Legacies: Celebrating Community Roots - Library of Congress)
The first burro race in which the town of Leadville participated jointly with the town of Fairplay was run in 1949.
In 1970, the Leadville Boom Days committee was formed and Leadville produced its own burro race and celebration called Boom Days.
In 1897, the town council decided that Leadville needed a summer celebration to boost the economy, which was suffering from a sharp drop in silver prices.
lcweb2.loc.gov /cocoon/legacies/CO/200002772.html   (442 words)

 JCS Leadville/Fremont Pass/Climax Photos, 2003
Leadville was founded as a mining camp in a spot that is now known as California Gulch.
The Colorado Midland was organized in the late 1870's to bring the mineral riches of Aspen, and Leadville, out of the mountains.
Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad-Operates seasonally from Leadville, to near the top of Fremont Pass, on the original right of way of the Denver, South Park, and Pacific, later known as the Colorado and Southern.
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 Leadville, Colorado, Twin Lakes, lodging, mountain recreation, real estate, vacation travel
Leadville is a special place...a treasure...a gem in the middle of Colorado.
Located within easy driving distance from Denver and Colorado Springs, along the Top of the Rockies Scenic and Historic Byway, Leadville is a legendary frontier mining town with seventy square blocks of Victorian architecture, an adjacent 20 square miles of mining district, and history galore.
In fact, it's North America's highest incorporated city at a lofty perch of 10,430 feet.
www.leadville.com   (565 words)

 Delaware Hotel | Leadville Colorado Hotels
Mount Elbert is the highest point in Colorado and second highest in the Lower 48.
Although Mount Massive is Colorado’s second highest summit, with an elevation of 14,421 feet, it is readily accessible to hikers, thanks to a 7-mile hiking route that climbs all the way to the summit....
Navigation along the Weston Pass route is a simple matter, and the road is suitable for cars—except for a couple of miles on the west side of the summit, where high clearance is preferable.
www.trails.com /all-hotels/hotel-info.asp?hotelid=61830   (407 words)

 The Rio Grande Rift
Twenty million years ago, as the North American plate continued to scrape along the east edge of the Pacific plate, crustal stresses resulted in a period of regional uplift, raising much of the southwestern United states to its present elevation.
West of the rift the crust of the Colorado Plateau is approximately 45 kilometers thick; east of the rift the crust beneath the Great Plains is 50 kilometers thick; beneath the rift zone the crust is only 35 kilometers thick (Chapin and Cather, 1994).
Today, starting near Leadville, Colorado and southward to Soccorro, New Mexico, a distance of 550 kilometers, the north-trending rift consists of a series of four en echelon (staggered) basins that join.
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 Day 2
North out of Bushland on Farm to Market roads for a nice little ride in caprock country to US385 to US87.
Quite a bit headed north, but man, the south bound was almost bumper-to-bumper, looked like Dallas during rush hour.
Beautiful ride to Leadville spotted several mule deer on the side of the road.
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 Colorado HomeFinder | Leadville CO Houses for Sale
That's why we believe the key to making your Leadville real estate search as easy and stress-free as possible is to have a great Leadville REALTOR help you find your ideal Leadville home.
Colorado HomeFinder REALTORS are hand picked RE/MAX agents, chosen for their experience, local market knowledge and great client service.
The source for each listing on this website, often found as Colorado real estate, is identified by the MLS listing source logo with each listing.
www.cohomefinder.com /browse-ci-Leadville-houses.htm   (421 words)

 Leadville, Colorado
This 1916 quote from "Olden Times in Colorado" aptly describes this grand and glorious city from the past which continues to awe visitors with its magical appeal.
Seventy square blocks of Victorian architecture and the adjoining twenty square mile Leadville mining district - a fascinating graveyard of frontier mining - distinguish Leadville as having maintained its character without exploiting its treasures.
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 Campgrounds in the Leadville, Colorado area
Leadville is located near the junction of U.S. Hwy 24 and State Hwy 91 at an elevation of 10,430 feet.
A wide variety of recreation opportunities are available to campers in the Leadville area.
Belle of Colorado Campground is one of 8 campgrounds surrounding Turquoise Lake.
www.centralcolorado.com /leadville/campgrounds/leadville.htm   (552 words)

 Pictures of Leadville, Colorado: My Sunny Winter Afternoon Visit With Pictures
It was a sunny and unusually warm day (January 14) in central Colorado and even though I enjoyed a local morning hike, I was itching to go out for the afternoon.
Before I knew it, I was in my car and headed north to Leadville, the county seat of Lake County, and noteworthy for its mining history and elevation of 10,000+ feet.
From Leadville, Mt. Massive is the behemouth-of-a-mountain that overlooks the town to the west.
www.stevegarufi.com /leadville.htm   (496 words)

 Mountain Biking Trails in Leadville, Colorado
The town is minutes from the trailheads located in the Leadville Ranger District of the San Isabel National Forest and is a major supply point for those biking in the region.
This is a difficult ride through Leadville's historic mining district and some beautiful views if you chance to look around.
This segment of the Colorado Trail begins in the Halfmoon Drainage and continues for approximately 6 miles to the Lakeview Campground above Twin Lakes.
www.centralcolorado.com /recreation/biking/leadville.htm   (325 words)

 Colorado's Historic Sites - Healy House/Dexter Cabin
Discover two of Leadville's earliest houses for a glimpse of western life in a booming silver-mining camp.
James V. Dexter's surprisingly plush 1879 log cabin was the Leadville residence of the mining investor and businessman.
He was a sought-after host, and his Leadville cabin, although small, allowed Dexter the freedom to entertain informally.
www.coloradohistory.org /hist_sites/healyhouse/H_house.htm   (216 words)

 Leadville North, Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leadville North is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake County, Colorado, United States.
The area described as Leadville North is more commonly called the West Park subdivision.
Leadville North is located at 39°15′27″N, 106°18′5″W (39.257605, -106.301383)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Leadville_North,_Colorado   (384 words)

 GORP - Colorado for Fido - Outdoors With Your Dog in Vail and Aspen
The dog with an interest in Colorado's past will relish a visit to Leadville, whose ties to its mining roots are still strong.
In Leadville, a leash law is in effect within the town and in Lake County.
Note that the trails beginning at the Leadville Fish Hatchery are not really appropriate for dog-skiing, as they enter Wilderness, where leash rules apply.
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 Leadville Repeater Site (145.445 Mhz)
The 145.445 Mhz repeater is located north of Mosquito Pass near Leadville.
Generally, the Leadville repeater can be accessed for well over 100 miles in almost any direction.
The repeater is a GE Master II using an SCOM 5K controller with a commercial colinear antenna and WACOM duplexers.
www.colcon.org /leadville_repeater.html   (344 words)

 Leadville North, CO Houses, Apartments, Cars, Mortgage Status, and Residents Info
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Median gross rent in Leadville North, CO in 2000: $667
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 Ski the Republic of Texas - SkiTexas.biz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The eastern edge of Texas in present day Colorado ran from near the Arkansas Headwaters straight up from just southwest of preset day Leadville, Colorado north to near Hanna, Wyoming.
On December 19th, 1836, the Congress of the Republic of Texas set the boundary as the Rio Grande from its mouth to the source, and thence a line running north to the 42nd parallel.
In December of 1836 the new government of Texas met at Columbia, and the First Congress accepted the suggestion of David Burnet, first president of the Republic of Texas, to recognize a new design for the "National Flag" of Texas.
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 Early Leadville History
At this time, the eastern section of what was to become the State of Colorado, was Kansas Territory, the northeastern corner was part of Nebraska, and the rest (except for a narrow slice along the southern border that in 1850 became New Mexico Territory) was a part of Utah.
In the fall of 1860, he arrived in California Gulch (which was later to become part of Leadville Colorado) with his brother Thomas S. Wells.
While he was living in the Leadville he knew people who just scraped by, making a living by prospecting or as general laborers, as well as those people who were to become famous.
www.geocities.com /~susitna/leadville.html   (642 words)

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