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OPINION | Curtis Varnell: Save yourself time, money by visiting a ghost town closer to home

In the 1880s, George Chase learned about the mineral source and knew the sphalerites true value as a prime source of zinc, so he purchased the claim to the mine and established the Morning Star Mining Company.

Photo by Lawrence Page
In the 1880s, George Chase learned about the mineral source and knew the sphalerites true value as a prime source of zinc, so he purchased the claim to the mine and established the Morning Star Mining Company. Photo by Lawrence Page

Winding around hairpin corners overlooking steep cliff edges that dropped hundreds of feet to the plains below was not my idea of fun, but I was determined to see the Colorado ghost town.

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