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Routt County in photos: Aug. 7, 2013

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Craftsman and furniture maker Robert Erickson, who helped to erect the towers for the original Thunderhead Chairlift towers at Steamboat Ski Area in 1965 and lived next door to Strawberry Park legend Daisy Anderson, returns to Steamboat Springs to show his wood chairs during the All Arts Festival from Aug. 15 to 18.

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Robert Erickson had access to an interesting period in Steamboat history in the late 1960s as the little ranching town with a small ski area in its backyard at Howelsen Hill tipped toward becoming a destination resort.


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