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            Saturday marked the end of an era, with the passing of Howard “Bo” Callaway at age 86.

            Bo, his brother-in-law Ralph Walton and their sons Edward and Scout shaped Crested Butte Mountain Resort for most of its formative middle years. The Callaway and Walton families bought the ski area out of bankruptcy in 1970 and invested money, time and brain power to build it to its heyday of more than half a million skier-days per year. They sold the ski area to the Mueller family in 2004.

            I think of Bo Callaway primarily for his impact in Crested Butte and at Callaway Gardens, the family’s resort and nature preserve in Georgia, but he was known in wider circles for his role in the state and national Republican Party. 

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