The Story of Silverton Mountain

by The Editors on February 22, 2007

Jenbrill-1In his new novel Against the Day, Thomas Pynchon describes Silverton, Colorado the way it was during its mining heyday in the 1880s:

Just a little grid of streets set in a green flat below the mountain peaks, but for wickedness it was one of the great metropolises of the fallen earth. . . Jittering Jesus.

That little grid has changed very little in the last 130 years, but there is new reason to visit: Silverton Moutain. We’ve mentioned it several times before, but in an age when huge multinational corporations buy and trade resorts like collectable cars, it’s comforting to know that a good ol’ do it yerself resort is still possible. That’s why we never tire of hearing the story of how Aaron and Jenny Brill did it. The Denver Post’s Jason Blevins explains.
[Link: Denver Post]


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