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Dog and Truck, Colorado, 2001

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A speckled dog catches a ride in Rico, Colorado, the center of a silver mining boom in the late 1800s. But the heyday is long since over, the mines are closed, and the town population is down to fewer than 200 year-round residents. And for many in this quirky mountain town, that's just fine.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "ZipUSA: Rico, Colorado," March 2001, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by David Alan Harvey

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