• Title: A Quick History of Ouray
  • Author: P. David Smith
  • ISBN: 9781890437114
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Quick History of Ouray The History of Ouray Gem of the Rockies is a fascinating tale of the typical boom and bust cycles of all of Colorado s major mining towns Silver brought the first prospectors to the beautiful valley
    The History of Ouray Gem of the Rockies is a fascinating tale of the typical boom and bust cycles of all of Colorado s major mining towns Silver brought the first prospectors to the beautiful valley, but gold kept Ouray from becoming a ghost town after the Silver Crash of 1893 The town rebounded because of the demand for metals during World War I and II but slippedThe History of Ouray Gem of the Rockies is a fascinating tale of the typical boom and bust cycles of all of Colorado s major mining towns Silver brought the first prospectors to the beautiful valley, but gold kept Ouray from becoming a ghost town after the Silver Crash of 1893 The town rebounded because of the demand for metals during World War I and II but slipped into an economic depression after each war Although tourism was always important, in the 1970s it became vital to the economy, and the town has continued to grow and prosper since that time The abandoned ghost towns and mining relics that litter the local hillsides can be seen by anyone traveling the jeep trails interlacing the local mountains.

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