Joseph Brett arrived in Colorado's Eagle Valley from France in 1876 in search of mining potential, and stayed to start the valley's first
resort. "The Frenchman's Resort" (as it was known) offered hunting, fishing, and high-stakes card games, and was popular with the
well-to-do (Theodore Roosevelt was once a guest of Brett's). The resort became a town named "Edwards" after an 1800's Colorado State
Senator, and is today a bedroom community for employees from the Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas.
Sources: city-data.com, summitactivities.com, vailpropertysearch.com, visitedwards.com