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Alma (1873, 10,355 feet), named for an early woman settler, claims to be the world's highest incorporated town. Its smelter and various mills made it a pioneer mining hub that remains a frame and log town of one-and two-story nineteenth-century structures. Besides the grand Queen Anne dwelling on the hill at 48 North Pine Street, there are several two-story, clapboard-fronted hewn log buildings, including one at 241 Main Street with a two-story bay window and second-story rear door for access in deep snow.

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Thomas J. Noel

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