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Posts published in January 2002

Colorado’s longest aerial tramway was at Leavick

Letter from Harvey N. Gardiner

Mining History – January 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

Dear Ed Quillen:

In the November 2001 issue you reviewed Riding the High Wire: Aerial Mine Tramways in the West, and you noted theabsence of mention of any aerial tramways in Central Colorado. One aerial tramway of interest was located west of Fairplay at what was the location of Leavick, Colo. (11,294 feet). Leavick is long a ghost town, but readers will understand where this is because this area is the access to Mount Sherman, the easiest Colorado Fourteener to climb.