Event honors author of new Fulford book
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When: 2 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Eagle Public Library.
Details: Honoring Richard Perske, author, Boom Town to Ghost Town: The Story of Fulford. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
EAGLE — Fulford, the mining camp that briefly boomed at the foot of New York Mountain in the 1880s through the early 1900s, has long been a topic of fascination for local residents. The history of Fulford, which is now a summer cabin community, is laced with tales of lost gold mines and adventurous pioneers.
Author Richard Perske, long-time Fulford property owner and former Eagle resident, spent the past three years researching and writing the true history of the mining camp. His book, “Boom Town to Ghost Town: The Story of Fulford,” puts the facts into Fulford. Published by the Eagle County Historical Society, the book will be available for purchase starting Sunday.
The Eagle Valley Library District and Eagle County Historical Society will honor Perske with the Nimon-Walker Award on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Public Library. The award, established in 2001, recognizes individuals and families who have helped preserve the history of Eagle County.
“Perske spent countless hours combing through old newspapers, researching archives and interviewing people connected with Fulford’s boom days. He knows his subject. This book fills a huge gap in our local history knowledge,” said Eagle County Historical Society President Kathy Heicher.
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In keeping with the mining camp theme, Aspen’s History Players will present their sketch, “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen.” This fast, fun-paced presentation involves a cast of three actors from the Aspen Historical Society presenting 135 years of history in a brief 45 minutes.
The public is invited to attend. The Fulford book will be available for purchase.