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May 13, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mining has shaped the State of Utah geographically, demographically, and economically. Thousands of old mines can still be found in Utah’s mountains and canyons, especially in the mountains surrounding Park City. Along with the stories of those who worked and lived there, they bear witness to the hard work and resourcefulness of Utah miners and their families.
For a long time, however, the physical remains of mine surface plants, mills, and mine camps were treated as scrap metal, depressed real estate, and dangerous hazards rather than something worth saving or studying. As a result, much of Utah’s mining heritage has been lost — and much of what remains is endangered. Success stories show how historic properties can be economic assets and provide important information about history. Creative approaches can balance preservation with reclamation and development to save headframes, mine buildings, and mining towns for future generations.
Join Dr. Seth Button, archaeologist for the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mines to for this online Zoom presentation. Reservations required – click here
This presentation will be recorded so check back for the YouTube link.