A Historic Mining Town: Splash Page
(www.minturninn.com/minturn.htm) The arrival of the Denver Rio Grande railroad in 1887 transformed Minturn from a small ranching settlement into a bustling railroad and mining town.
Minturn History: Splash Page
(minturn.org/history.cfm) Some say it was named for the man who founded the place. Others claim it was pronounced men-turn by the railroad men who turned here on their way from the old zinc mine at nearby Gilman to the rich silver mines of Aspen.