Fulford Night at Museum relives mining camp days of Eagle County

3rd September, 2015 by

By Melanie Wong

EAGLE COUNTY — Fulford, the mining camp at the foot of New York Mountain that boomed in the 1880s through the early 1900s, has long been a topic of fascination for local residents. In 1896, when the gold and silver mining boom was at its peak, close to 300 people made their homes in Fulford. The bustling camp had two hotels, three saloons, a couple of general stores, a school and its own newspaper. By 1915, as the fortunes of the mines waned, Fulford was a ghost town, but the tales of lost gold mines and adventurous pioneers linger to …

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