In 1891, the Holden Lixiviation Mill sprawled over 22 acres at the edge of
Aspen, boasting state-of-the-art technology and industrial design. Just 14 months
after the new plant opened, Congress demonetized silver and the mill went
bankrupt. Mike Marolt purchased the property for a dollar in the 1940 as a family
ranch.The property — tucked in between Castle Creek and the roundabout over the pedestrian footbridge from Hopkins Avenue — eventually became a ranch owned by the Marolt family, before it was purchased by the city of Aspen in 1988. The city gave the historical society a 75-year lease to run a museum on 2 acres of the 45-acre site that also includes the Marolt Open Space.
This unique site tells the stories of both Aspen’s mining and ranching
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Aspen Chamber Resort Association, 425 Rio Grande Pl.
, Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-1940