Walton’s Mountain Town

Essay by Martha & Ed Quillen Wal-Mart – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine In some spots, such as Steamboat Springs and the entire state of Vermont, the mere rumor of an arriving Wal-Mart is enough to ignite controversy. That didn’t happen in 1986, when Wal-Mart opened a store in Salida.

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Reaching the trail

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering Hagerman – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine The Colorado Midland Centennial Trail can be reached from Leadville by taking Lake County Road 4 around the south shore of Turquoise Lake. Turn onto Forest Road 105, the Hagerman Pass Road, and continue for 3.7 miles to the Carlton Tunnel.

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Walking among the Hagerman ghosts

Article by Sharon Chickering Trails – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Ghosts aren’t hard to find. They join the squirrels chattering among the aspen, spruce, and fir, or echo with the rushing mountain streams which erode the long-abandoned bed of the Colorado Midland Railway above Leadville. As a hiking trail, the route now offers […]

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A touch of the green on St. Practice Day

Article by Lynda La Rocca Leadville Holiday – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine During September in Leadville, the changing aspen leaves aren’t all that qualifies as “local color.” Another top contender is the green of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Practice Parade. Actually, it makes perfect sense for Leadville to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day […]

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Thanks for the letters

Essay by Martha Quillen Correspondence – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine Yes, we do get letters. In the first six months of publishing, however, our letters were primarily letters of support. And although we certainly appreciate all of the encouragement, good wishes, and flattery we’ve received, modesty has kept us from including much of […]

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