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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

When staying in Scottsdale, it’s hard to deny the mining history of the sleepy surrounding desert. Well worth the two hour drive north is the town of Jerome, which supported 10,000 people through a copper mine in the 1920s. Now it’s a tribute to ghost towns of the past, hosting artists, restaurants, shops and galleries. Dine in the Asylum restaurant in the Jerome Grand Hotel, which was once a miner’s hospital, and tour Jerome State Park, located in the mansion of former mine owner James Douglas.

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Colorado

Colorado

Colorado is a state of extremes that typifies the mystique, romance, and wide open spaces of the American west. It’s the home of legendary frontiersmen Kit Carson and Doc Holliday, and numerous silver mining operations and gold rushes have taken place here, with fortunes won and lost.

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