Aspen’s echoes of history: beyond the slopes

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Aspen’s charm extends beyond its ski slopes. History buffs delve into the town’s past at captivating sites. Stop by the Wheeler/Stallard Museum. This Victorian mansion, built in 1888, offers a glimpse into the lifestyle of early Aspen socialites. Explore elegant rooms and learn about silver mining, the lifeblood of Aspen’s early years.

Visit Ashcroft Ghost Town and take a step back in time at this abandoned silver mining settlement. Explore crumbling cabins and remnants of mills, whispering tales of Aspen’s past. Hotel Jerome is an iconic landmark, established in 1889, and embodies the grandeur of Aspen’s silver mining era.

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