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Million Dollar Highway was a toll road built by Otto Mears in 1883 to connect Ouray & Ironton. Another toll road was built over Red Mountain Pass from Ironton to Silverton. In the late 1880s Otto Mears turned to building railroads and built the Silverton Railroad north from Silverton over Red Mountain Pass to reach the lucrative mining districts around Red Mountain, terminating at Albany just eight miles south of Ouray. The remaining eight miles were considered too difficult for a railroad.


Pat Garrett's most famous kill did not come from a gun battle. In 1881, he snuck into Pete Maxwell’s house and shot notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to death. - from True West Magazine - #OldWest #WildWest


Court report: Pam's perfect 50th party in Wimbledon village

Raver: Pam Shriver celebrated her 50th birthday at a house in Wimbledon village - Chris Evert, Tracy Austin and Justin Gimelstob were amongst those helping the five-time Wimbledon doubles champion celebrate.


Margaret Bramer (later Mrs. Otto Hanson) in her homestead shack in South Dakota. Thousands of single women traveled west to stake their claim to a homestead in the post-Civil War period.


Doc Holliday #6 - After his arrest for murder, Wyatt Earp feared Holliday would not receive a fair trial in Arizona and asked Bat Masterson to help with his extradition. Masterson fabricated charges to keep him in Colorado, then released him on bond two weeks later. Holliday spent the rest of his life in Colorado. He suffered from the high altitude and became increasingly depended on alcohol and laudanum to ease the symptoms of tuberculosis. His health and ability to gamble began to…


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The 20 best Wimbledon moments

The 20 best Wimbledon moments | gallery - #16: Cliff and the raquettes, 1996: Sir Cliff Richard entertains the drenched masses, with hacming vocals provided by Martina Navratilova, Pam Shriver, Hana Mandlikova, and Virginia Wade: All together now: We're all going on a.....

Chrissy Evert What a graceful player. My grandfather built her parents home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL back in the 60's.


Confederate soldiers thought to be of the 20th Tennessee Infantry taken at Rock Island prison sometime during the winter of 1863-1864