Basalt history comes alive |

Basalt history comes alive

Dear Editor:

The Basalt Regional Library will be the setting at 1 p.m. Saturday for another historical chat “Basalt, All Aboard to the Past” with Luke Danielson, grandson of Ralph Danielson, co-publisher of the Basalt, Colorado Midland book.

His grandfather and uncle, Clarence, spent five years in the 1960s interviewing and researching the local family lives and telling enthusiastic stories about the Colorado Midland railroad’s influence on the Fryingpan and Basalt area. A book signing for the third edition of the Basalt, Colorado Midland book will take place at the original Colorado Midland depot on Midland Avenue in downtown Basalt, now the Alpine Bank lobby, from 9:30 until noon and then following the historical chat at the new Basalt Library.

Copies of this book may be purchased, with proceeds assisting the Basalt Regional Heritage Society, at Thanks for your continued support of the local historical society.

Janice Duroux

president, Basalt Regional Heritage Society

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