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Eagle County, Colorado

The lead carbonate strike in Leadville in 1874 brought many prospectors to the valley which became Eagle County. By 1879 a permanent camp was established and became the town of Redcliff. Eagle county was formed in 1883 from Summit County. The original county seat was Redcliff. The county seat moved to the town of Eagle in 1921.

Eagle county is located in the Rocky Mountains to the west of Denver. I-70 runs east-west through the middle of the county. Once dependent upon mining and agriculture, today's economy is driven by tourism. The Vail and Beaver Creek ski resorts are located in Eagle County. The evolution of Vail into an international resort is credited to the famous 10th Mountain Division ski troops who were introduced to the valley while training at Camp Hale in the 1940s. Following World War II, a group of former Army buddies returned and developed a ski resort, Vail.

In 1995, Eagle County had a population of 28,844.

Eagle County

Eagle County Courthouse in 1932


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