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Hauntings at Stephen King’s Stanley Hotel


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Haunted events have been recorded at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, since as far back as 1911, when Ms. Elizabeth Wilson, a housekeeper, was electrocuted during a lightening storm

Of all the places I’ve travelled to in Colorado, Estes Park seems the most mysterious. In what seems to be the center of the Rocky Mountain National Park, the hotel was opened in 1909.

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Blog, Daily, Denver

Molly Brown Museum


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Molly Brown. She came from humble beginnings, but the ‘Unsinkable’ Molly Brown has gone down in history as the heroine who helped load the lifeboats on the Titanic.

Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum enhances Denver’s unique identity by telling the story of Margaret “Molly” Brown’s activism, philanthropy and passion through educational programs, exhibits, and stewardship.

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Blog, Leadville

Mining For Silver in Leadville, Colorado


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National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
A replica of an underground cave at the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum

I spent some time in Leadville, Colorado, famous for its mining history. (Did you know there are 260 miles of underground caves there?) It’s also famous for its iconic couple from the town’s silver mining boom, Horace + Baby Doe Tabor. I visited a few iconic spots, including the “Silver Dollar Saloon” – America’s Oldest Wild West Saloon – and the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum.

Twenty years after the Gold Rush, the Colorado Silver Boom occurred in 1879 causing hordes of silver seekers to rush the Rockies. Horace Tabor, known as “The Bonanza King of Leadville,” joined the crowds and landed in the Centennial state becoming one of the richest silver barons in history.

Leadville, Colorado
Leadville, Colorado, is the highest city in the U.S
The entrance to the National Mining Hall of Fame
The entrance to the National Mining Hall of Fame
18K Gold Howard Hunting Watch
Gold treasures on display at the National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
A display of minerals
A Display of Minerals at The National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
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Giant Amethyst
Minerals on Display
Glow in the Dark Minerals at The National Mining Hall of Fame + Museum
National Museum of Mining
Life-size replicas of miners
Hard Rock Mine Photos of the West
Many themed rooms exist in the museum, including the hard rock mine, gold rush room + others
Mine replica
Mine Replicas made of wood
Silver Dollar Saloon
Silver Dollar Saloon
Silver Dollar Saloon
Interior of Silver Dollar Saloon
Leadville, Colorado
A view of the snow-capped Rocky Mountains on a street corner

 

Aspen, Blog, USA

Psychics + Silver in Colorado


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I’m in Aspen, Colorado. The shops in Aspen are gorgeous, I love walking around taking photos of all the high-end stuff. They are so great to check out when no one else is around. When I travel, I like to get up as early as possible and catch the best light around town. It’s amazing to see the history of some of these buildings. They are still standing from the 1800s. They are so attractive!

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Aspen, Blog, USA

Charcuterie + Artisan Cheese Board at 8,000 ft


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Wok charred spicy edamame, shishito peppers, garlic + sesame with a charcuterie + artisan cheeseboard at “The Living Room” in Hotel Jerome, Aspen. The room is warm + toasty (excuse the pun), it lends itself well to warming you up after chilly adventure in the mountains! As it happened, we had just returned from visiting The Continental Divide, and I couldn’t get over the mystical feeling I had from the sights of the snowy mountains. What a thrill sipping red wine and nibbling from this cheeseboard in a magnificent lounge at 8,000 ft elevation!

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