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Aspen orthopedist Bob Oden and internist Charles Houston founded the Society in 1959 at the bar in the Red Onion, then and now the oldest bar in Aspen.

Lore suggests that the name refers either to "an unusual and valuable find" or a boîte.


The Society currently takes no official view on these matters.

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