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It is 50 years since Drop City, the first and most infamous of the American communes was conceived. It was the first of many in Southern Colorado and one called Libre still exists today.

 

The breathtaking Huerfano Valley has for generations been a magnet for people in search of a better life. In the late 60s and early 70s, a mixed tribe of young artists, intellectuals and dreamers flocked to this high valley to carve up a new life for themselves.

 

Many of these counter culture experiments failed, as people floundered after the first snowy winters. But not the Commune of Libre, still standing proud today after 45 years, peopled by a dozen of irreducible; the last of the Mohicans, now in their 70s and 80s, holding on to the Hippy Dream long after everyone else has given up.

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