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THE 1940's in Chaffee County Colorado

1941 The passenger train Shavano, which ran from Salida to Montrose
over Marshall Pass, was discontinued. The original stone railroad
station at Salida was demolished along with the Hotel Monte Cristo.

1942 The U.S. Army's Camp Hale was constructed at Pando, north of
Tennessee Pass, and became known as the home of the 10th Mountain

1940s Climax Mine produced high quality molybdenum.

1949 FIBark, First in Boating on the Arkansas, started as an
international river boat competition with a race from Salida to Canon
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