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1962 – Vail Village begins to take shape

Dick Hauserman

When Christiania-at-Vail was being planned, my wife Blanche was concerned about the view. She insisted that the contractor place a pole as high as the roof of the new Christiania Lodge to see if infringement on her view was serious.

I told her, “When you start a town from scratch, and you live in the center of the town, you can’t always expect to live in the country.”

Editor’s note: In a continued effort to help the community understand its roots, the Vail Daily for a second time is serializing Dick Hauserman’s “The Inventors of Vail.” This is the 25th installment, an excerpt from chapter 5,

“Creating a Plan to Make it Work.” The book is available at Verbatim Booksellers, The Bookworm of Edwards, Pepi’s Sports, Gorsuch Ltd. and The Rucksack, as well as other retailers throughout the valley. Hauserman can be contacted by phone at 926-2895 or by mail at P.O. Box 1410, Edwards CO, 81632.

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