Vintage photo of men at a gambling hall in Leadville
Often called "The Two Mile High City" and "Cloud City," Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the world at 10,430 feet. Located at the foot of two of Colorado's highest peaks - Mt. Elbert and Mt. Massive, Leadville is one of America's last remaining authentic mining towns.
Self-described as quaint, and absolutely original, Leadville has been designated as a National Historic Landmark District. The small city is comprised of seventy square blocks of Victorian architecture and is adjoined by the twenty square mile Leadville mining district, where many old mines and cabins dot the landscape.
Vintage photo restored by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.