Daily Archives: April 29, 2018

Focus on Vail Valley

Posted on at 5:42 pm by Andrea Webber

History of Vail Valley
 

From 1854 to 1856, Irishman George Gore (aka Lord Gore) and frontiersman Jim Bridger were among the first explorers to discover the majestic beauty of the mountains northwest of what is now known as Vail Valley.

As news spread that the mountains contained both gold and silver, fortune seekers set up mines and railroads, displacing the Ute Native Americans from their lands. In an act of retribution, the Ute set fire to thousands of acres of trees, creating the…

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