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TendingtoVailsMedicalNeeds65VailsmedicalserviceshavelongbeentracedtoJohnD.Murchi-sononeotheskicompanysoriginalinvestorswhohadaskiingaccidentin1964.BecausetherewasnoplacetoreceivemedicalcareinVailapartromwhathereceivedromtheskipatrolandaprimitiveclinicintheRedLionbuild-inghewastakentoAspentobetreatedbylong-timeriendDr.RobertOdenwhoagreedtohelpwithVailsemergingmedicalneeds.Atthestartothe1965skiseasonthetwomencreatedtheVailClinicInc.housingitintheMillCreekCourtBuild-ingandhiringDr.TomSteinbergasthecommunitysrstull-timephysician.Theclinicmovedtoanewly-constructedbuildingonWestMeadowDrivein1967.Thenextstepwastobuildahospital.Murchisonaspresidentotheboardsetupaoundationtoachievethatgoalandin1969aretiredexecutivewhomovedtoVailull-timein1965GordonBrittanagreedtoserveaschairmanothecam-paigntoraise770000orconstruction.In1979awingtothemedicalclinicwascompletedandgraduallytheclinicexpandedtoaccommodateobstetricsgeneralsurgeryandorthopaedics.Initsrstyearasaull-servicehospitalin1980theVailValleyMedicalCenterhad350surgicaloperationsperormedand25ull-timephysiciansonsta.Therewere65babiesbornthatyeartoo.LettorightMayorTedKindelDr.TomSteinbergandBobParkeroVailAssociatesarepicturedinrontothenewmedicalcliniconWestMeadowDrive.1965Vailhosts10thMountainDivisionReunionlaunchingsummerconventionbusiness.ToursoverVailVillageoeredor10perpersoninBellbubble-ronthelicopter.TakingaSwingatSummerDiversity66Theideaorayear-roundresortemergedrapidlyamongVailsbraintrust.WithagrowingnumberolodgesshopsandrestaurantsalreadyinplacethenextlogicalscenariowastodrawvisitorsduringthesummertoderaythecostsooperationandulllaloanrequirementbytheSmallBusinessAdministration.Vailssummerconventionbusinessgotitsstartin1965whenithostedthe10thMountainDivisionReunion.In1966theVailMetropolitanRecreationDistrictwasormedwithDickHausermanBobParkerTedKindelPeteSeibertandWarrenPulisservingasitsrstboardodirectors.Thepaperworkledwiththecourtdescribedthedistrictsintenttoconstructagolcoursetenniscourtsandshingstreamimprovementsalongwithhorsebackridingstablesandaswimmingpool.Priortothedistrictsormationa9-holegolcoursehadbeenconstructedinthemeadowseastotownatthebaseoGoldenPeakbyVailAssociates.In1969anadditional9holeswereconstructedunderthedirectionoBenKruegertherecreationdistrictsmanager.TwoyearsearlierVailsrsttenniscourtwasbuiltnearGoldenPeak.Shortlyaterormalizediceskatingwasintroducedonafoodedtenniscourtandbytheendothe1960saNordictrackwasinuse.AnoldtimemelodramawrittenandproducedbyJohnDobsonprovidedadditionalentertainment.EarlyPlanningPrinCiPlEsadoPtEdintownCodEsBeoreVailbecameatowntheoriginalinvestmentgroupreliedonresidentarchitectFitzhughScottalongwithbuilderDickHausermanandFritzBenedictaseasonedarchitectromAspentodesigntheirnewskivillagewithaEuropeaninfuence.IncludedwasScottsinsistencethatBridgeStreetbecurvedtocreatecuriosityaboutwhatliesahead.Theirworkhasbecomeatextbookexampleomasterplanning.AsmembersothearchitecturalcommitteethetriocareullyguidedthedesignthemesusedtocreateVailsrstcommercialbuildingsandresidences.Aseachpieceogroundwassoldandplattedcovenantswereplacedonthepropertytoestablishuses.Thesedesignationsincludedmixedcommercialandresidentialtowncentersapartmentcondominiumareasandsingleamilyduplexresidencesaswellasopenspaceandrecreationareas.Thecovenantsalsoaddressedthesuitabilityandqualityobuildingmaterialsandtheimpactonneighboringpropertiesmakingcertainthatnoimprovementwillbesosimilarordissimilartoothersinthevicinitythatvaluesmonetaryoraestheticwillbeimpaired.ThecovenantsbecameamasterulplanningdoctrineorVailandwereusedasthebasisorthetownsrstzoningordinancesin1969.GiantStepsLit1installedinVailVillage.VailResortAssocia-tionormedheadedbyGaynorMiller.Littickets6perday.42SkiSchoolinstructorsheadedbyMorrieShepard.ChristianiaatVailroomsrom8perpersonnightlydoubleoccupancy4-bunkNightLatchdormitoryroom106weekly.VailCountryDaySchoolAnnualRummageSaleund-raiserbegins.Originally9holesVailsfrstgolcoursewasbuiltin1966atthebaseoGoldenPeak.TheamousbendinBridgeStreetandtheoverallpedestrianlayoutoVailVillagehasbecomeatextbookexampleomasterplanning.FitzhughScottBarryStottPeterRunyon5ARETRoSPECTiVE