Revisited Leadville for the two and a half hour train ride from town up into the surrounding mountains. The fall colors were at their peak and just beautiful. We climbed to an altitude of about 13,300 feet and now I know why they sell blankets on the train. With a little breeze it was a preview of what’s to come in the Colorado high country WINTER.
After the ride went on into town for lunch we chose the Hotel Delaware. It has been returned to its original glory and what a good job they did to accomplish this. Lunch was great and helpings large. Took lots of pictures and will post them.
From there walked around town and enjoyed what the old town is doing to relive her past. Went past 316 Harrison street, this is where Doc Holliday lived and shot his last man (which is a story on its own). Did take some pictures of the building and was intrigued by the front door and wondered if it’s the original. The building was closed and will check with the town to see what’s going on with it
This old town has gone from boom to bust many a time relying on the Climax mine to keep her alive. Now the town is going the historical route and it’s doing a great job at accomplishing this, the mine opened again but from what I see it’s not going to get into the boom bust way of life. So the old town has an attitude of The Town Too Smart To Die