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Rocky Mountains  

Rocky Mountains

Aspen, CO

January 15th 2012
In 1879 the first prospectors arrived in what would soon become Aspen and determined the area contained large deposits of silver ore. For the next 14 years Aspen’s fortunes rose as it eventually produced 1/6th of the nation’s and 1/16th of the world’s silver. 1879 Hayden Geological Survey reports are published indicating promising geologic formations in the Roaring Fork Valley for the p ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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