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News: Jerome Wheeler, the sugar daddy of Aspen's silver boom

February 9, 2010
News: Jerome Wheeler, the sugar daddy of Aspen's silver boom Aspen boomed as a silver mining town in the 1880s and 1890s, but it didn't get that way on its own. There was one man who believed that the little mining camp called Aspen had a future, and pumped much-needed cash into it. His name was Jerome Wheeler, and KDNK's Mathew Katz has the story of how he helped make Aspen - and the entire Roaring Fork Valley - what it is today.
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