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News: A walk down Main Street in Aspen, circa 1891

February 8, 2010
News: A walk down Main Street in Aspen, circa 1891 Over a century ago, Aspen wasn't a mecca for skiing - it was a mecca for silver.

In the 1880s and 1890s, the silver boom brought thousands of people to the Roaring Fork Valley, and turned Aspen from a mining camp into a full-fledged town.

KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke with Tom Egan of the Aspen Historical Society about what it was like in Boomtown Aspen.

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