Historic accounts of Leadville and Twin Lakes often start in the mid-19th century when miners began working their way into the mountains of Colorado in search of valuable ore, bringing with them tools of industry, infrastructure and the heavy hope for a better life. 

When they arrived, it was immediately clear that a group of people had moved to the area. Trees were downed for homes and schools, roads were mapped and industries were established. Great things had been built here, and so the history of Lake County we hear about today began. 

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