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Slide taken on Mosquito Pass showing Charles Burgess and his dog sitting in a jeep with an unidentified female standing nearby. Mosquito Pass, 13,187 feet in elevation, was at about twenty-one miles the shortest route to Leadville from the mining camps of Park County. The Pass was heavily traveled with the new strikes in Lake County in 1878, but was a dangerous route during the winter months. A toll road was constructed by the Mosquito Pass Wagon Road Company by 1879. Construction of a rail line in 1882 replaced most of the traffic over the Pass.