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2008-09-04 03:00:18

By Smith, Arthur E The Amethyst, Commodore No. 5 & Bulldog Mountain Mines Mineral County, Colorado Creede is located in southwestern Colorado on the edge of the San Juan Mountains just south of where Willow Creek enters the Rio Grande Valley. Originally, the townsite was further north in East Willow Creek Canyon near the confluence with West Willow Creek. A disastrous fire in 1894 wiped out the town, and a new settlement sprang up to the south at a location at first called Jimtown....

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By R. Scott Rappold Creede - From above this historic mining town, Willow Creek is a river of poisons, with cadmium, lead and zinc-contaminated water flowing at 33 cubic feet per second. Devoid of fish, which can't live in the toxic water, the creek runs through the heart of town before washing out across a deltalike wasteland and into the Rio Grande, source of drinking water for 5 million people downstream. In a town that loves its history, the creek is a constant reminder of the...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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