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Old 01-06-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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Just saw a Coors TV commercial with Sam Elliot stating they began shipping their beer in 1873 to places like Durango, Cripple Creek and Leadville. Not sure when Cripple Creek came into being but Leadville wasn't established until 1877 and Durango until 1880. Oops!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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Thought that too! Oh, well. At least they got it right regarding a spokesman. I LOVE Sam Elliot!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:25 PM
 
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I like Sam better than Coors.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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Well, he did say places LIKE Leadville and Durango, so I'm sure they could excuse by saying that they meant other high country mining towns, similar to those ones before they existed. Good catch though. Isn't Sam Elliot like 90 now?
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:47 PM
 
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He's 65.
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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I like Sam better than Coors.
Me, too. I HATE Coors lite, tastes like water. I just had WAY too much 3.2 Coors when I was in college, yuk!!!
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:16 PM
 
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They say Like Durango, Cripple Creek and Leadville because the towns that they first shipped 2 the general public would not recognize. For example Russel Gulch. I had a person who said she was a native ask me if I would send a Valentines letter when I went skiing so it would be post marked Loveland. When I told her that Loveland ski area was not the same as the town of Loveland she thought that I was on crack. I just love public schools. Remember that most commercials are made so that the average person can eat,watch the kids,drink a beer and still remember what the commercial was about.
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Old 01-07-2010, 06:02 AM
 
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Well to be pefectly honest, I saw it about 10 times before realizing the inaccuracy.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:47 AM
 
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Yeah, since we're on a little place name trivia, Loveland (the pass, ski area, and town) was named after William A. H. Loveland, an early Colorado railroad builder. His partner in some of his railroad ventures was John Evans, who also served as Territorial Governor. Evans was instrumental in the founding of what would become the University of Denver, as well as Northwestern University, north of Chicago. Evanston, Illinois is named after him. He did have a darker side--he was good friends with Col. John Chivington, who perpetrated the Sand Creek Massacre in southeastern Colorado, one of Colorado's darkest historical events. Evans actually decorated Chivington for his deeds that day, which involved Chivington's troops slaughtering many Indian women and children in cold blood. Of course, Chivington also had a checkered history. It was he who led the Colorado Volunteers in their attack against Confederate troops at the Battle of Glorieta Pass in New Mexico. That was the decisive battle that secured the West for the Union in the Civil War.

It is too bad that the Coors ad did not get the history right. The real history of the Coors family and their industries (and Coors Porcelin is probably a much more vital industry to the nation than the brewery) is plenty interesting in its own right.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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I just read they didn't actually begin selling beer until Feb. 1874 so the ad got that wrong too.
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