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Some Characters on the Streets

By Raj Manickam

Leadville Boom Days is a Colorado Mountain Festival and historical celebration of the Old West, with gunslingers, burro races, contests of mining skill, and a street fair with over 100 food and craft booths. It is always the first full weekend in August, so this year it ran from August 2nd through the 4th. Three days of fun, food, arts and crafts, and activities for the whole family! Leadville is located in the heart of the central Colorado Rockies, at an elevation of two miles above sea level. This authentic, real Wild West, historic mining town is nestled in a beautiful high mountain valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the state – so high that they are snow covered most of the year. Visitors to Leadville enjoy the beauty of the Sawatch and Mosquito ranges, plus the fascinating history of one of the biggest gold and silver boom towns.

The photos taken here are only one small part of the Boom Days. More details of Boom Days Leadville are available at www.Leadvilleboomdays.org.

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