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Make a little history

Dear Editor:I want to lend my voice in support of the Aspen Historical Society’s campaign to set up a special district that will guarantee its future.Preserving our history is an issue that everyone living in Aspen should care about and support. The folks who settled, built, nourished and colored this town red have survived well in our collective memory through shared stories, photographs and memorabilia. Reminiscing about the old days (realizing that “old” can mean 10 years for some and 100 for others) should remind us all of our continued obligation to be good stewards of this place we call home – not only to preserve our past but to actively create and maintain the stories of our now. Even those of us still working on becoming old-timers need to realize the importance of having a place to house our legends. How cool is it that the historical society is willing to help us learn? I just received an e-mail telling me about a great shindig at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum today (Thursday, Oct. 20) from 5-7 p.m. I urge everyone to grab a friend or 20 and head over to 620 W. Bleeker St. tonight for some cocktails, conversation and education. Ask questions about the upcoming election, brush up on your local knowledge, or just show up en masse and perhaps all together we can make a little history. Kara KleinAspen