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Vail

(vāl), town (1990 pop. 3,569), Eagle co., W central Colo., on Gore Creek, in the Gore Range of the Rocky Mts.; founded as a ski resort 1962, inc. as a town 1966. Surrounded by the White River National Forest, Vail is one of the nation's largest ski resorts and an important summer recreation area. The Colorado Ski Museum and Colorado Ski Hall of Fame are there.
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"How on earth do you expect me to meet a draft of two hundred and seventy-five dollars without a dollar in the treasury, and with a debt of thirty thousand dollars staring us in the face?" "Vail's salary is small enough," he continued in a second letter, "but as to where it is coming from I am not so clear.
Once when Vail had ordered a small bill of goods from a merchant named Tillotson, of
Railroad companies offered Vail a salary that was higher and sure, if he would superintend their mail business.
Quicker than a kangaroo, Nelson "the Cheetah" Vails jumped at the opportunity to race in Australia.
"I was told I was following in his footsteps," said Vails, the first black cyclist to compete at the world-class level since Major Taylor.
In 1984, Vails, who was called "the Cheetah" because he was the fastest cat on the track, captured the silver medal in the individual 1,000-meter sprint at the Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Vails went from track to track, racing the champion of each venue.