Folklore of the Roaring Fork Valley
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The following short stories were inspired by the oral histories and local stories I heard growing up. I was raised in Western Colorado, specifically The Roaring Fork Valley in which the town of Aspen resides. Over the last century, Aspen has experienced rapid cultural change. It has a been a bustling silver mining town, a sleepy mountain town, a potato farming community, an undiscovered ski haven, a cultural hub of the 70s, a wild party town rampant with drug use, a world-renown ski destination, an elite vacation destination, and many shades in between. The tales I heard were, in part, the product of this turbulent cultural history.