Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Go West XXXIV - Silverton

Main Street of Silverton, Colorado  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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The small town of Silverton began as a silver mining camp in the 1870's. But the past evolves into present and instead of mules and horses tied-up in front of these establishments, pickup trucks and SUVs park. Instead of communicating to the outside world via telegraph, there is satellite TV, and instead of mining for silver, they mine for tourists (the area is now a National Historic District). To add a bit of local color denizens dress-up in period costumes,
playing their part of the Old West.

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