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Sterling Sliver: 1939

Sterling Sliver: 1939

October 1939. "Georgetown, Colorado. Silver mining town ghost town." From its heyday in the 1890s, Georgetown had dwindled from over 10,000 inhabitants to just a few hundred by the time this picture was made. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.

 

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The town is dead ...

long live the pigeons!

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Below is the same view from October of 2012.

Pop. 2?

From this photo, looks like just two residents, or maybe the one is waiting for the hotel to open.

Nowadays, they are mining tourist pockets!

Alive and well

As it looks today -- a remarkable revival (and even part of the railroad got rebuilt).

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