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THE TALLEST TOWN IN AMERICA GROWS TALLER STILL WHEN VIEWED THROUGH THE LENS OF ITS REMARKABLE PAST
April 2000 | Volume 51, Issue 2
Four generations of my family have witnessed Leadville grow and adapt, and I think its remarkable past justifies my passion for this humble town in the midst of magnificent scenery. I very much hope you will come visit, and if you do, I think you’ll understand that passion.
Sitting in the front room of my grandparents’ house, I see the city and its encompassing mountains. It is here that my grandmother gave piano lessons and my grandfather told stories to his sons. As snow silently falls on the Victorian houses and whitens the headframes, I can hear the distant sound of piano scales and folktales.