When you’re considered the highest city in the United States by elevation, you’re bound to create a reputation. And that’s what happened to Leadville, Colorado.
“The Two-Mile-High City” doesn’t quite get up to the exact two-mile point but is officially situation at an elevation of 10,152 feet.
Founded in 1877, Leadville had all sorts of famous and infamous people live in town at different points, from outlaws like Doc Holliday to lawmen like Mart Duggan, and even “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” who survived the Titanic.
Not a bad legacy for a small mining town way up in the Rocky Mountains.
– Alex Simon, The 100 Companies