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University of Colorado Boulder

Crested Butte . . . Love at First Sight

Crested Butte . . . Love at First Sight is a sequel to Sandra’s first book Crested Butte Stories . . . Through My Lens. She blends her experiences of more than 40 years as a photojournalist with true tales of Crested Butte, its foibles, goofiness, tragedies, and resilience. Her rich vignettes chronicle a few of the natives, second and third generation Europeans and Slavs, who remained in their homes after the coal mines closed in 1952, and many who arrived later, drawn by the beauty of the mountains, but captured by the love of the people and tightly knit community.