History of a Line (Colorado Midland Railway.)

 
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...have recently been made, and where considerable operating is now going on. Ashcroft, twelve miles southwest, up Castle Creek. Here are located the Tarn O'Shanter, Monzuma and other large properties, with almost innumerable small claims r "prospects" as the miners call them. The ore is similar to that on Aspen Mountain, but is of a lower grade. Highland, in the same belt and southwest of Aspen, where the Eva Bell and other properties are located. Independence, also southwest, a good camp with very bright prospects. Frying Pan and Lime Creeks, from twelve to fifteen miles northeast of Aspen, where are located the Bessie and the Dean groups of mines, a district that has very bright prospects for the future. All these outlying camps are new, and have not been much developed by reason of their remoteness from railroads. Railroad facilities to Aspen have given new life to the surrounding camps. Opened properties are being operated, prospecting is renewed all along the mineral belt and new claims are opening up, all of which will add to the glory and prosperity of the Aspen district. As a business point Aspen has a bright future, It has already enjoyed several years of business prosperity since its incorporation in 1881. That the future has much in store for it in this direction any business man can see by looking into her prospects as a great mining centre--a centre for all the business arising from the mining all along the great mineral belt passing through Aspen, embracing Aspen proper, several tributary camps, and much of the fertile valley of the Roaring Fork River. FISHING AND SUMMER PASTIMES. For the person of leisure, the tourist, or the laboring man with a holiday, there are some natural attractions about Aspen as there are about all mountain to...

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