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Como (1879, 9,800 feet) was named for the lake in their homeland by Italian miners who worked coal mines near this DSP&P town and division point. From here a narrow-gauge branch climbed over Boreas Pass to Breckenridge and the Summit County mines, while the main line headed southwest over Trout Pass to Buena Vista, Leadville, and Gunnison. Around 1890, some 400 people lived in this town, subsequently ravaged by several fires and now mostly empty.

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Thomas J. Noel

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