The eyebrow dormers, Carpenter's Gothic porch, and decorative fountain are gone, but the rough-faced native red sandstone building, outlying pools, and secondary buildings are still interesting features of the second oldest operating federal fish hatchery in the United States. “No matter how hard we try, we can't raise fish dumb enough for everybody to catch,” is the superintendent's response to fishermen who come here to complain about their luck. Inside, parquet-floored rooms with exhibits front the maze of raceways for tiny trout. On the grounds are the remains of the Evergreen Hotel (1880s), a resort on the Evergreen Lakes that burned down in 1894.
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Leadville National Fish Hatchery
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