Latest News – August 7

Get Your Ass Up The Pass – It’s Leadville Boom Days!

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Get Your Ass Up The Pass – It’s Leadville Boom Days!

The pack burro might be one of the most stubborn animals on earth. On the other hand, this sturdy, mostly sure-footed beast can also be found at the top of the chain when it comes to loading and hauling mining equipment through rough, mountain terrain. But either way you look at it, it’s hard to deny the burros relevancy when it comes to Leadville history. So come and join the celebration of these beasts of burden at the Leadville International Pack-Burro Race on Sunday, August 7.

The weighing of saddles and measuring of lead ropes for the burros begins at 9 a.m. and closes at 10:30 a.m. sharp on Harrison Avenue & 4th in front of the People's Bank. Then come and watch the race start in front of the courthouse The weighing of saddles & measuring of lead ropes for the burros begins at 9 a.m. & closes at 10:30 a.m. sharp on Harrison Avenue & 4th in front of the People’s Bank on Sunday, Aug. 4. Then watch the race start in front of the courthouse at 11 a.m.

While pack burros have…

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