MINING: Bargain Day in Leadville

Leadville, Colo. (pop. 4,774), self-advertised world's highest incorporated city, has seen some fancy goings on from its perch two miles up in the Rocky Mountains. Since the discovery of silver touched off an avalanche of fortune seekers in 1878, its mines have yielded some $600 million in silver, gold, lead, zinc, copper, manganese. Today it is still a rowdy, frontier mining town. Queen of its night life is the Pastime's Blonde Bobbie, who relaxes at the piano between rounds, amazes customers with a repertoire ranging from blues to classics (all played by...

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