Restoring Leadville’s Jewish heritage

Article by Lynda La Rocca

Historic preservation – January 2002 – Colorado Central Magazine

THE NAMES OF MEMBERS of 19th century Leadville’s Jewish community read like a “Who’s Who” list of industry giants.

Among these frontier-era movers and shakers were the Guggenheims, founders of a mining dynasty and mourners of a loved one who went down with the Titanic, and the May family, whose patriarch David became a giant in the retail sector.

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