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Elk Mountain Lodge Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary
Crested Butte in the early 20th century bore only faint resemblance to the town we know today. Back then coal mining was the dominant industry for a population made up primarily of Croatian, Italian, and Slavic immigrants. Indeed, the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company’s aptly named Big Mine, which opened in 1902, was the third