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A Leadville Family Tapestry

by Matt Hakala

Editor’s note: Matt Hakala spent his early childhood in Leadville and Buena Vista. He attended the same elementary school as his parents (where his paternal grandmother was his mother’s third grade teacher). But it wasn’t until years later that he would discover just how much of his family history sprung from the Upper Arkansas River Valley. Below, Matt weaves together strands of that family tree.