Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 29, 1974 · Page 10
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 29, 1974
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TO Northwest Arkcinsns TIMES, Thuri., Aug. 29, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Colorado Is New Boom Town Of The Rockies VAIL, Colo. (Al) -- Between the winter and summer seasons in this recreation town, jxipu- lation tails to wliat it was in the recent past, when a few families of Greek descent kept (loeks of sheep on the slopes of Gore Creek Canyon -- now the site of this new "boom town of the Rockies." Vail is a favorite skiing spol for President Gerald Ford, who has a .condominium here. The wide canyon, its switt, clear stream and the still- snowy mountain range above are named for an English nobleman, Lord Gore, who brought a hunting party here in the early 1800s. This was the summer home of Ute Indians until gold and silver hunters came, late in the last century. After !lie prospectors came lumbermen, who stripped some hills of trees to build railroads and mines. Disgusted at being dispossessed, the Indians set spite fires, burning thousands of acres of other forest. Snowfalls are profuse in this part of Colorado. Snow is called white gold now. But it was a big bother to the pioneers, (hough they learned to get Around on skis. They called them snowshoes. (Today's snowshoes were called webs then.) Iii this rough Rocky Mountain region, only the river valleys were homosteadod. The moun- lains became part of the White River National Forest, used mostly for lumbering. Then, in 1940, Colorado's highway department managed to get a paved road (U.S. 6) over a pass in the Gore Range, connecting the remote valley with Grand Junction, 150 miles west, and Denver. 100 miles east. The mountain pass was named after Colorado's chief highway engineer, Charlie Vail. And use of the mountains for winter sports began. During World War II, ski troopers were trained at Camp Hale, 20 miles south of here. One of the trainees was Peter Seibert, later the founding father of Vail Village ski resort. Outdoorsman Seibert and Earl Eaton, a native of the valley, in 1957 hiked to the summit of its squthside mountain. They found hidden from the highway spacious bowls and open slopes, marvelously suited to skiing. The fires ot the past century had made them open country. Seibert, Eaton and others they interested in their project bought valley sheep ranches and got permits for ski runs in the national forest. In the summer of '62 they built the original resort, whose 10 square miles of ski slopes make it the most spacious in the nation. They called the village after the pass that made it possible. The mountain, too, bears the Vail name now. Vail Village was so popular and grew so fast that it had to incorporate as a town four years later. Today It is a re- markable municipality in many ways, a new 20th-century kind of town whose sole industry Is recreation -- both winter and summer kinds. SMALL TOWN There are only 600 year-round residents. But any winter weekend thi population swells to over 10,000. Vail, at an 8.200-foot altitude, has summer tempera-, tures in the 70s during the day, Serve Almond PUaf For a nutritious side dish, serve almond pilaf. Add butter or margarine, sliced natural almonds, chopped pimiento, and cooked peas to hot, cooked white or brown rice. in the 50s at night. It offers jeeping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, tennis, golf and swimming. The ski-lift gondolas start their summer runs for sightseers June 1. After the original construction Vail Associates, the limited partnership headed by Seibert, began selling land to developers and builders, and to individuals who built fashionable homes on the lower mountains i d e s . Second-home condominium apartments are Vail favorites. Vail's first buildings were Austrian - Alpine, designated by Filzhugh Scott, Milwaukee architect-land planner. Their deceptively random placement, their tall stance and whimsical trim are delightful. Later build-, ings are more urbane, influenced by the San Francisco and Denver architects who were attracted here. Vail outgrew its original master plan, stretching up and down the valley. It's now five miles long, a mile and a half wide. Most streets are closed to autos. People move around on foot or take the free minibuses which circulate from 7 a.m. to midnight. The town is building a 1,000- car, four-level parking- garage into a hillside at the town's entry beside Interstate 70, which now crosses the valley north of Vail. Vail's revenue sources would cheer any property-tax payer. Only 12 per cent of municipal income is from property tax. Of the other sources, 36 per cent is sales tax; 8 per cent, recreational fees; and 18 per cent, such items as parking fees, building permits, fines -- and ice skating. Credit Cord Use NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. AP) -- The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says ft will experiment with the use of credit cards to speed up the lines at its toll booths. . Card users would insert them into computer slots at toll booths. The computer would note the entry and exit points, tally the total charge and bill the patron once a month. LABOR DAY WEEK-END PARKING LOT SALE. 3 Big Days, FrL, Sat., Mon... NOTICE: Our recent parking lot sale was such a tremendous success, we have decided to repeat it. We will have many more items on sale than we had before. We will have a good selection in living room, dining room, bedroom suites, living room tables, many many extra headboards of ail sizes, some damaged, some discontinued, some floor models, some lawn furniture. For the sake of time and labor, most all the sale items will be tagged inside, many items will be displayed SATURDAY ONLY ON THE PARKING LOT. Coca-Cola will be served Saturday. ODD HEADBOARDS Twin Size . . Start at $9.95 Full Size . . . . . . . . Start at $15.00 Queen Size . . . . . . Start at $19.95 King Size Start at $29.95 WE HAVE AAANY GOOD BRAND NAMES- AND MOST TYPE FINISHES IN THESE BEDS. ODD CHEST OF DRAWERS Start at . . . . ,$25.00 SOME ODD DRESSERS MIRRORS Start at . . . . $68.00 3 PC. FREIGHT DAMAGE BEDROOM SUITES BED, CHEST, DRESSER START AT $128.00 We Bought a complete truckload of these suites. CHOICE OF COLORS BEANS BAGS CHOICE OF COLORS FOOT STOOLS YARD and PATIO FURNITURE Redwood jjnfch^Yqrd^ Swjngs$34.50 Replacement Parts for Yard Swings Top Pole $8.00 Bottom or Ground Pole $3.00 Swings $20.00 PATIO TABLES AND CHAIRS Choice of Colors Black, White or Green iL/ v-n«ii\ 55 Close Out or\ 1974 Models RCA and Curtis Mathis COLOR TELEVISION and STEREOS LIVING ROOM TABLES Square Commode Tables Hexagon Commode Tables Some Slightly Damaged Start As Low As $ 29 95 Just received a good selection of decorator items we ordered at the Dallas market. Such as good quality mirrors, pictures, wood items. We have received some wicker items. DENNIS HOME FURNISHINGS Hiway 71 South -- Fayetteville, Ark. Satisfaction Guarantee--Free Delivery -- Easy Terms

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