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News: The silver boom in Aspen goes bust

February 10, 2010
News: The silver boom in Aspen goes bust This week, we've heard all about how Aspen boomed as a silver mining town in the 1880s and 1890s - but that boom eventually came to an end. KDNK's Mathew Katz has the story of how one of the biggest political issues of the 1890's helped to end the dominance of silver mining in Aspen.
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