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This is a series of writings by Rob Quint about the history of the Crested Butte, Gunnison and surrounding area. There is a lot of great information and interesting stories.

Crosby, Stills & Nash Never Hung Out on the Old Rozman Ranch Porch?

Originally known as the Rozich Ranch, the house was a single room log structure. In […]

About the Beer Guzzling Bear at What is Now the Blue Mesa Reservoir?

The towns of Kezar, Iola, Cebolla and Sapinero were all bustling little towns along the […]

Some Miners Brought their Hometown Wildflowers?

Wildflowers follow the snow line…so it’s always wildflower spring where the snow is melting. “May […]

Sometimes the Band Played ’till the 5th of July

Crested Butte’s traditional 4th of July started at daybreak with dynamite blasts on Chocolate Hill. […]

Al Johnson wasn’t the Fastest?

Albert A. (Al) Johnson was a leading citizen of Crystal from it’s inception. Al and […]

Where the Mining Camp was in Our Area?

The first miners killed by Indians in our neck of the woods was in 1859 […]

It was a Long Walk to the Bulkley?

Named for Frank Bulkley, a wealthy mining engineer, and later, owner of the Smith Hill […]

They Stayed All Winter to Mine Around Pittsburgh?

The Augusta, Black Queen, Excelsior and Richmond silver mines were the lifeblood of Pittsburgh. The […]

Where Cloud City Was?

The town of Anthracite, located out Slate River Road and above Nicholson Lake, was incorporated […]

It Always Cost More to Live in Crested Butte?

Even with the arrival of The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, prices were always higher […]