Aspen
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Founded c. 1878 and incorporated in 1881, Aspen, Colorado, was once famed for silver mining. In 1949, it was the site of an international convocation in honor of the 200th anniversary of Goethe's birth. By the '50s, the community still had a population of less than 1000. Today, Aspen is known for its scenic splendor, mountains, skiing, hiking, music, intellectual activities, and fashionable people. When Frederick Wiseman filmed in Aspen for this 1991 documentary, he detailed the daily routines and activities of the people who live, work, visit and play there during the winter,… More