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Our wonderful home, Tony’s Conoco, needs care. Maintaining this historic treasure is inherent to our mission and is a way that we keep our history alive and vital. Please consider making a donation towards this important campaign by clicking on the donate button at the bottom of this page. Thank you for your support!

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Preserve Tony’s Holiday Drive

The holidays are often a time for sharing and giving. Along with his unwavering kindness, Tony Mihelich would take the time to share knowledge, stories, and even lollipops to the local kids. For decades Tony's Conoco was a gathering place whether on the outside benches or around the pot belly stove. His generosity extended throughout the…
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Oral History: Rudy and Esther Verzuh

[caption id="attachment_4584" align="aligncenter" width="319"] Donated by Tom and Nancy (Verzuh) Speedy standing Rose Verzuh, Mary, Mie, Fanny, Rudy Seated Emmy, Frances (mother), Martin (son), Martin (fatehr), jay[/caption] Rudy Verzuh was born in Crested Butte in 1909 and was one of eight kids, Rose, Mary, Mie, Fanny, Emmy, Martin, and Jay. Rudy and his siblings worked…
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The Gelande Jumpers

What do a new Porsche, men who are "a little nuts", and the lot where three Seasons Condos now stand have in common? Gelande Jumping, of course...

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Summer Speaker Series Kickoff: Betty Pellet

The Summer Speaker Series starts off on Thursday June 30th with the presentation   HerStory. Terri Helm will impersonate a character while bringing history into play. The goal of HerStory is to highlight the very important role played by women in history. (more…)
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Discovering the Real Al Johnson

LOOKING FOR AL - Discovering the Real Al Johnson, the Heroic Mail Carrier, and on at least one Occasion the Female Impersonating, Downhill Champion of the 1880's -Written by Michael Callihan Google the phrase “Al Johnson Race costumes” and you'll find photos of skiers at Colorado's Crested Butte ski area dressed in costumes ranging from…
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