- 185 photos
- First Edition
- Published in 2012 by Arcadia Publishing
- 127 pages
Vail: The First 50 Years
by Shirley Welch
Prior to 1962, the Gore Creek Valley was a sleepy community populated by ranchers and homesteaders. Then along came some developers with a vision, and the now world-famous Vail Ski Resort was born. This photograph-based history tells the story of the adventurous modern-day pioneers who turned sheep pastures into a world-class resort.
The Eagle County Historical Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to educate Eagle County residents and visitors about Eagle County’s rich history. To that end, the society will maintain archives that are available to the public, operate a historical museum, and offer educational programs and special events related to the county’s history.
Eagle County Historical Society
PO Box 192
Eagle, CO 81631