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Creede, Colorado

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December 1942 photograph by Andreas Feininger of the lead mining town that at one time was the haunt of the notorious con man Soapy Smith. I've been there a couple of times and it looks much the same. Beautiful scenery, now a fly fishing mecca. View full size. Update: As the comment below points out, a fire in December took out four stores along the main street (to the left, where the Coca-Cola sign is). Luckily it was not as bad as the fire of 1892 and most of the business district survived intact.



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