Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the ski resort city. View of Aspen from Aspen Mountain ski area. Location of Aspen in Pitkin County, Aspen, Independence Pass PDF. Founded as a mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom and later named „Aspen“ because of the abundance of aspen trees in the area, the city boomed during the 1880s, its first decade of existence.
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In the late 20th century, the city became a popular retreat for celebrities. Thompson worked out of a downtown hotel and ran unsuccessfully for county sheriff. Singer John Denver wrote two songs about Aspen after settling there. Today the musicians and movie stars have been joined by corporate executives. As a result of this influx of wealth, Aspen has some of the most expensive real estate in the United States and many middle-class residents can no longer afford to live there.
The city’s roots are traced to the winter of 1879, when a group of miners ignored pleas by Frederick Pitkin, Governor of Colorado, to return across the Continental Divide to avoid a Ute uprising. The Utes were fighting to maintain possession of their land and communities. Eventually, after wage cuts, mining revived somewhat, but production declined and by the 1930 census only 705 residents remained. Remaining, however, were stocks of old commercial buildings and residences, along with excellent snow. Aspen’s development as a ski resort began in the 1930s when investors conceived of a ski area, but the project was interrupted by World War II.
In 1977, Aspen was thoroughly photographed for the Aspen Movie Map project funded by the U. The Movie Map is one of the earliest examples of virtual reality software. In 1999, the city council passed a resolution to petition the US Congress and President Clinton to restrict US immigration. Aspen residents cited concerns about the environmental impacts of increased immigration on their community, including urban and suburban sprawl, pollution from the older automobiles typically driven by immigrants, and litter accumulating in the mountains attributable to the increasing population. Aspen is notable as the smallest radio market tracked by Arbitron, ranked number 302. Aspen Edition, as well as one local, live, lifestyle television channel, Aspen 82. A brick building with trapezoidal roof overhanging the sidewalk on its right side at an intersection.