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  • I did more research and found two possible names the Ute calls Mount Sopris:

    SOURCE : The Aspen Times

    ".... According to Ute Indian historians, the valley's early inhabitants called the mountain “Wemagooah Kazuhchich,” or “Ancient Mountain Heart Sits There."


    " ... Mount Sopris (12,952') was revered by the Ute Indian's as 'Mother Mountain' because of its dueling summits."

    I like the idea of mother best. After seeing that mountain many times first in 1972, I have always felt the old gal was telling me to call her the 'Mama Mountain' - appears that was correct."

    this photo by Rebecca Young - a great artist and friend of my family. Back in the 70's she started a wonder small town newspaper The Valley Journal. After I moved to WA state my family who worked for the paper from the start would send me a weekly copies to follow the local doings. Back then it was small and simple place - full of many different locals and new bees. They sure know how to party. They started the Co Mt Fair about then ... today it is one of the best events in the state.
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