Leadville and Mount Massive

Still climbing skyward, we arrive at Malta. Here we get the first view of Leadville, the world's most famous mining camp, at the highest altitude of any incorporated city in the world - the home of the "Little Jonny," one of the richest gold mines in the state of Colorado. To the west stands snow-covered Mount Massive, as a sentinel guarding the city of treasures, for this is the land of gold and silver.

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Darryl E Van Nort <devanno@mcs.com>
updated 5:10PM 12/16/95