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Snowmass history: Western tradition comes to the village

"Western Days" brought parade, horse races, other entertainment to town

Bill Anderson — a “real cowboy” and husband of Hildur Anderson, whose family originally owned Anderson Ranch — leads horses from a trip in the Snowmass Wilderness area.
Aspen Historical Society, Aspen Flyer Collection

“A crowd of approximately 1,500 people flocked to the mall at Snowmass-at-Aspen for Western Days,” The Snowmass Villager reported Aug. 8, 1968. People gathered “to watch and participate in a variety of planned events.”

“There was a parade of the old west, horse races, western entertainment, square dancing, a western movie, can-can girls, western snacks, a flapjack breakfast and dancing to western music.”


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