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Posts published in May 1996

The Crash of 1943

Column by Hal Walter

Local history – May 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

If you ever hike up the North Taylor drainage in the Sangre de Cristo Range, you may find, hidden among the talus and buckbrush on the eastern flank of Rito Alto Peak, the remains of an airplane that collided with Earth back when my grandparents were buying equipment to fight World War II. The date was July 28, 1943.