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Aspen Photographer Dies at 85

November 12, 2002

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) _ Miggs Durrance, a skier and photographer who documented the transformation of Aspen from mining community to famed ski resort, died at 85.

She died Monday of a long illness.

In 1940, after only two years on skis, Durrance traveled to Sun Valley, Idaho, to try out for the 1940 Olympics. She was named an alternate but the games were canceled because of World War II.

She did meet her future husband, Dick Durrance, a star skier. They moved to Aspen in 1947 and she began shooting photos that highlighted the sweeping changes in Aspen.

She is survived by her husband, and two sons, Dick and Dave.

Memorial services were pending.

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