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Page 2 of Senate Joint Resolution 11-037  -  Historic Leadville Month

WHEREAS, the discovery of molybdenum, known as “moly” was made on Bartlett Mountain near the City of    Leadville in 1879 and resulted in the development of the world’s largest underground mine at Climax in the    1950’s; and

WHEREAS, The mining of moly in the area surrounding Leadville was the first operation of its kind and continues    to contribute to the diverse industries and economy of the City of Leadville; and

WHEREAS, the Leadville Historic District was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1961 to honor    and preserve the original buildings and surrounding mines constructed during the boom years of the late 19th    and 20th century; and

WHEREAS, the City of Leadville is home to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, the only national mining    museum with a federal charter, which was passed in a Joint Resolution of the second session of the 100th    Congress of the United States and approved by Ronald Reagan on November 14th, 1988; and

WHEREAS, Leadville is rich in natural and historical treasures that continue to captivate the imagination and    encapsulate the culture of the Wild West; and

WHEREAS, The people of Colorado wish to honor and celebrate their state’s distinctive history; now, therefore,


Be It Resolved by the Senate of the Sixty-eighth General Assembly of the State of Colorado, the House of Representatives concurring herein:


“That the month of April 2011, and each April thereafter,
shall be celebrated as Historic Leadville Month.”