June 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a Zoom lecture called Days of Ore: The Saga of the Silver King Coalition Building given by David Hampshire on Tuesday, June 29th from 5-6 p.m. Please register for the lecture on Park City Museum’s website and a link will be sent to you a few days before the lecture.
In this presentation, David Hampshire will focus on the 80-year history of the lower terminal of the Silver King Coalition aerial tram, better known in later years simply as the Coalition Building. Towering 80 feet over the surrounding buildings in lower Old Town, the structure came to symbolize Park City’s heyday as a silver-mining boom town. Hampshire’s presentation will also include a detailed discussion of the construction and operation of the aerial tram itself.
In July 1981, when the Coalition Building burned, Hampshire reported on the fire for The Newspaper, which was then competing for readers with The Park Record. He later worked as editor of The Newspaper and, after the two papers merged in 1983, as editor of The Park Record. He loves writing about local history.More information to follow.