History Mystery: Cabin in the Woods

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Where near Aspen is this? Does that structure look familiar? Sometimes it’s a little tricky to pinpoint the location in a photograph, so we’ve picked out a few that have less-than-obvious sense of place.  Show off your skills and send us the right answer and the first correct respondent will receive two passes to any tour of your choice (History Coach, West End Walking Tour, Historic Bike Tour or Hotel Jerome). Send your suggestions to archives@aspenhistory.org. (You can click on the photo to make it larger).

Last month’s winner was Kristen Henry, who correctly identified the following as the Lincoln Creek diversion dam and tunnel on Independence Pass.

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Leaf Peeping at Ashcroft

The bite of fall is in the air and that means the leaves will start to change. The historic ghost town of Ashcroft is regularly named one of the top places in Colorado to see fall colors by newspapers and magazines. While visiting Ashcroft, 11 miles up Castle Creek Rd., take a walk through history with our docents who will be offering tours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. At just $3 per visit, it’s one of the least expensive, most iconic activities one can do in Aspen in September.

Once the colors start changing, send us your photos and we’ll keep an updated leaf-peeping blog  here. Email christine@aspenhistory.org with your Ashcroft (or Independence Ghost Town) fall images and stories.
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* Images from 2011, not as conditions exist currently.