Walton’s Mountain Town

Essay by Martha & Ed Quillen

Wal-Mart – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

In some spots, such as Steamboat Springs and the entire state of Vermont, the mere rumor of an arriving Wal-Mart is enough to ignite controversy. That didn’t happen in 1986, when Wal-Mart opened a store in Salida.

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Reaching the trail

Sidebar by Sharon Chickering

Hagerman – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Colorado Midland Centennial Trail can be reached from Leadville by taking Lake County Road 4 around the south shore of Turquoise Lake. Turn onto Forest Road 105, the Hagerman Pass Road, and continue for 3.7 miles to the Carlton Tunnel.

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Walking among the Hagerman ghosts

Article by Sharon Chickering

Trails – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

Ghosts aren’t hard to find. They join the squirrels chattering among the aspen, spruce, and fir, or echo with the rushing mountain streams which erode the long-abandoned bed of the Colorado Midland Railway above Leadville. As a hiking trail, the route now offers a chance to visit the phantom rail workers as they blast and pound rocky routes from the Rocky Mountains.

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Notes & Commentary for September 1994

Brief by Central Staff

Various – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine


AMERICAN HIGHWAY STRIPS — According to the posters in the window, Kentucky Fried Chicken now offers breasts that are 33 percent larger.

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A touch of the green on St. Practice Day

Article by Lynda La Rocca

Leadville Holiday – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

During September in Leadville, the changing aspen leaves aren’t all that qualifies as “local color.” Another top contender is the green of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Practice Parade.

Actually, it makes perfect sense for Leadville to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in September because, come March when everyone else is wearin’ the green, we’re likely to be wearin’ the white of a major snowfall.

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Thanks for the letters

Essay by Martha Quillen

Correspondence – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

Yes, we do get letters. In the first six months of publishing, however, our letters were primarily letters of support. And although we certainly appreciate all of the encouragement, good wishes, and flattery we’ve received, modesty has kept us from including much of our correspondence.

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