Colorado’s past, perhaps more than any other state in the union, best exemplifies
the tenacity of the American spirit through true tales of its boom and bust era’s
of the 1800’s.
We learn more and more about Colorado’s past every day, and hope to continue updating
this site on a regular basis. We hope you’ll keep revisiting us!
“There is but one Leadville and never will there be another.”
- Carlyle Channing Davis - 1916
Leadville, once slated to be the capital of Colorado, was home to some of the most
famous and infamous characters in American history. It was said that anyone who
was anyone, had visited Leadville at least once... and the more you visited, the
more you became entranced with its rugged beauty and unlimited possibilities.
A small handful of the countless names from Leadville’s “guest register”: