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Edwin Carter Discovery Center in Breckenridge, Colorado

For more than 125 years, this quaint log cabin has been packed with a menagerie of taxidermy creatures that once roamed the mountains of the American west. The intriguing collection is the work of a 19th-century man whose mining career took an unusual turn. Born sometime around 1830 in upstate New York, Edwin Carter made his way west across the United States, first becoming a merchant in Iowa before joining the stream of pioneers hoping to strike it rich mining gold in Colorado.
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