SNOWMASS VILLAGE - Have you ever really looked at the names of trails and roads in Snowmass Village and wondered where those names came from? Snowmass is tied to its people and past in the names seen all around. How about Faraway Road, named for Loey Ringquist's Faraway Ranch? Ringquist, a local photographer in the late 1940s through the mid 1960s, carried the name to her Telluride ranch, where she moved after the Snowmass Village development bought out her ranch in the 1960s. Have you ridden the Tom Blake Trail recently, which just opened last week? That trail was named for the general manager of the Snowmass Resort Association in the 1970s, who later represented the area as Pitkin County commissioner in the 1980s. And everyone knows the Anderson Ranch, but did you know that it was originally the Hoaglund Ranch (pictured above), named after Hildur Hoaglund Anderson's father? It was later bought by Hildur and her husband, Bill Anderson, before it became the renowned arts center it is today.
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