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July 2019

Hike Through History to the Flagstaff Mine & Gourmet Lunch at Cushing’s Cabin, Deer Valley

July 18, 2019

Meeting Guest Guide Michael O'Malley at Silver Lake, we'll climb the hiking-only Red Cloud Trail to visit the Flagstaff Mine, the first producing mine in the Park City District. Followed by a gourmet lunch in Cushing's Cabin catered by Deer Valley Resort. After lunch, we'll circumnavigate a high alpine meadow to the top of Bald Mountain. There hikers will have the opportunity of a scenic download on the Sterling Lift.The hike and gourmet lunch is an all day affair (approximately…

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August 2019

Hike Through History to the Thaynes Conveyor & Gourmet Picnic – Thursday, August 8, 2019

August 8, 2019

Pat Pond and Robin Fillion are back by popular demand with their gourmet lunch (prepared from scratch) for the Thursday August 8th History Hike. The menu includes: grilled flank steak or portobella mushrooms, crusty rolls, delicious salads and sumptuous desserts. We'll begin by riding the Crescent Lift from Park City Mountain Resort base. Guest Guides Hope and Sanford Melville will lead us on the iconic Keystone Trail to the Crescent, Apex and California Mines, the California Comstock Mill and the…

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Hike Through History to the Thaynes Conveyor & Gourmet Picnic

August 8, 2019
Park City Museum, 528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060 United States

Pat Pond and Robin Fillion are back by popular demand with their gourmet lunch (prepared from scratch) for the Thursday August 8th History Hike. The menu includes: grilled flank steak or portobella mushrooms, crusty rolls, delicious salads and sumptuous desserts.We'll begin by riding the Crescent Lift from Park City Mountain Resort base. Guest Guides Hope and Sanford Melville will lead us on the iconic Keystone Trail to the Crescent, Apex and California Mines, the California Comstock Mill and the D&…

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September 2019

Overhead Tramways in Park City Lecture by Steve Leatham

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History are hosting a lecture called Overhead Tramways in Park City presented by Steve Leatham from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The Doppelmayr-Garaventa Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of ski lifts.  Today it is the leader in uphill transportation at ski resorts worldwide.  Nearly two-thirds of the 3,500 chairlifts in North America are of the Doppelmeyr brand. …

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Free Admission to Park City Museum

September 24, 2019

Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time or revisit your favorite exhibits. Generously supported by Susan and Thomas Hodgson. If you need more information call 435-649-7457 ext. 102 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

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Free Admission to Park City Museum

September 24, 2019

Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time or revisit your favorite exhibits. Generously supported by Susan and Thomas Hodgson. If you need more information call 435-649-7457 ext. 102 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

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Glenwood Cemetery Lecture by Barbara Martz

September 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a lecture called The History of Glenwood Cemetery given by Barbara Martz on Wednesday, September 25th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  Glenwood Cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and is owned by the Park City Museum. Barbara will share the history of Glenwood Cemetery as it was established for miners and their families when Park City was a silver mining town. …

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Glenwood Cemetery Tour 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
$15

WEATHER UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, the tour is moving indoors to the Park City Museum's Education and Collections Center. Participants already signed up will receive an email about the changes to the program. The event is now Sold Out. The Park City Museum will be hosting a Historic Glenwood Cemetery Tour on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:45am-12pm and 12:45pm-2:00pm. Park City history will come alive through re-enactors in costume standing at various gravesites discussing life and death in…

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Glenwood Cemetery Tour 2019

September 28, 2019 @ 10:45 am - 2:00 pm
$15

The Park City Museum will be hosting a Historic Glenwood Cemetery Tour on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10:45am-12pm and 12:45pm-2:00pm. Park City history will come alive through re-enactors in costume standing at various gravesites discussing life and death in the old historic mining town. Law and Order in Park City will be the overall theme this year. The tours will cost $15 per person and are appropriate for ages 10 years and older. This will be a fundraiser for the historic…

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October 2019

Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold Lecture by Keith Droste

October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a lecture called Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold presented by Keith Droste on Wednesday, October 2nd from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will focus on this unique Park City Mining District enterprise.  The four stages of Mayflower, the life of the mine, will be summarized including: Property Consolidation; New Park Mining Company Formation; New Park mine development…

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Historic Pub Crawl October 18

October 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

UPDATE: This event is SOLD OUT! Please call 435-649-7457 x 107 to add your name to the wait list   Join us in celebrating some Park City Pub History during the Park City Museum Historic Pub Crawl!   When: 5:30pm on October 18th, 2019 Where:  3 Local Pubs on Main Street Crystal Park Cantina The Cabin No Name Saloon   Price: $35 for museum members or $50 for non-members What’s included:  One drink at each of 3 local pubs on…

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Free Admission to Park City Museum

October 22, 2019

Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time or revisit your favorite exhibits. Generously supported by Barbara and Bradford Evans. If you need more information call 435-649-7457 ext. 102 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

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Free Admission to Park City Museum

October 22, 2019
Park City Museum, 528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060 United States
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Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time or revisit your favorite exhibits. Generously supported by Barbara and Bradford Evans. If you need more information call 435-649-7457 ext. 102 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

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November 2019

Free Admission Day at the Park City Museum

November 12, 2019

Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time or revisit your favorite exhibits.  Made possible through the generous support of David Hoffenberg.  If you need more information call 435-649-7457 ext. 102 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

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The Whites Want Everything: Relations with Utah’s First Peoples lecture given by Will Bagley

November 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Whites Want Everything: Relations with Utah's First Peoples lecture given by Will Bagley on Tuesday, November 12th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. What would you do if your new neighbors set-up a sawmill and started cutting down the trees in your yard? Early in 1853, Samuel C. Snyder opened a water-powered sawmill  harnessing White Pine, Red Pine, and Willow creeks near today's Silver Springs subdivision. On August…

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December 2019

Locals Free Admission Day at the Park City Museum

December 10, 2019

Enjoy Free Admission to the Park City Museum today! Visit for the first time or revisit your favorite exhibits.  Made possible through the generous support of Michael Montgomery.  If you need more information call 435-649-7457 ext. 102 or education@parkcityhistory.org.

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Remember the Ladies: The Fight for Women’s Rights Lecture presented by Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans

December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oral History

"Remember the Ladies: The Fight for Women’s Rights" lecture presented by Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans on Tuesday, December 10th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education & Collections Center, 2079 Sidewinder Drive. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution allowing women to vote. Initially introduced to Congress in 1878, several attempts to pass a women's suffrage amendment failed until 1919. Dr. Bradley-Evans, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, will examine…

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January 2020

I Remember When Panel Discussion: Park City Resort

January 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum, 528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060 United States
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Join Jim Tedford, Phil Jones, Steve Leatham, and Jana Cole as they discuss their memories of working at the Park City Resort back in the 1960’s through the 1990’s.  Learn about how Park City transformed from a mining town to a ski town.  The panelists will explore working at Park City Resort under the different ownership's of United Park City Mines, Greater Park City Corp. with Edgar Stern, Alpine Meadows with Nick Badami, and the Powdr Corporation. Larry Warren will…

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“Honoring our Sacred Lands” Lecture presented by Darren Parry

January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Darren Parry returns to the Education & Collections Center with the lecture Honoring our Sacred Lands on Thursday, January 16th from 5-6 p.m. Ancient tribal cultures have important lessons to teach the rest of the world about how all things are connected and the fact that our very existence is dependent upon this natural world that we seem to be destroying. Darren Parry is the Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation.   Darren serves on the Board of…

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February 2020

The 2019 Holiday Ornament is here!

February 1 @ 12:00 am
2019 Thaynes Conveyor

This years ornament features the historic Thaynes Conveyor. Stop by the Museum Store today! Find out more here

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Which Way Underground? Lecture by M. Kim McCarter

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From the Jordanelle Special Service District Collection. The Park City Museum and The Friends of Ski Mountain Mining will be hosting a lecture given by Professor M. Kim McCarter called Which Way Underground? on Wednesday, February 5th from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections building located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  The Sutro tunnel of Comstock lode fame pioneered construction of tunnels driven to drain and access underground precious metal mines.   This amazing six mile long engineering marvel was completed…

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Lewis and Clark Expedition Lecture by Dorian DeMaio

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host the History Speaks lecture "The Lewis and Clark Expedition" presented by Dorian DeMaio  on Wednesday, February 12th from 5-6PM at Park City Museum Education &Collections Center located on 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  The Louisiana Purchase and the subsequent Lewis and Clark Expedition forever changed this nation and have captured the imaginations of many.  Retired Park City resident and pilot, Dorian De Maio, enjoys flying his airplane to historic places across the west.  For the past decade,…

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The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah lecture given by Daniel Davis

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a lecture called The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah given by Daniel Davis on Wednesday, February 26th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. May 10, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first North American transcontinental railroad. At a ceremony at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869, the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined and a solid gold railroad spike became the…

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March 2020

A History of Park City’s Railroads given by David Nicholas and Steve Leatham with reception (A members only event)

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For Members Only (if you would like to become a member, please contact the Museum) Park City Museum will host a lecture called A History of Park City’s Railroads given by Steve Leatham and David Nicholas on Thursday, March 5th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  A small reception will follow.  R.S.V.P. is needed for this event.   Please contact Diane Knispel with questions 435-649-7457 ext. 102.…

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“Bawdy Women of the West: The Myths and Realities of Prostitution” Lecture presented by Michael Rutter-POSTPONED!

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host the History Speaks lecture "Bawdy Women of the West: The Myths and Realities of Prostitution" presented by Michael Rutter on Monday, March 16th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education &Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. Michael Rutter will explore the legends and myths of prostitution in the west.  Behind the makeup and gaudy clothing there were real women living from day to day.  The world’s oldest profession had a poor retirement…

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“A Comparison of Coal and Silver Mining” Lecture presented by Donovan Symonds-POSTPONED

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining will host the History Speaks Lecture: "It’s Dark as a Dungeon and Damp as the Dew, where the dangers are double and the pleasures are few” - a comparison of coal and silver mining, then and now  - presented by Donovan Symonds.  The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education &Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will look…

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May 2020

“Railroad Tie Cutting in the High Uintas, Part I” Online Lecture presented by Chris Merritt

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Get ready for a deep dive into the past with State Historic Preservation Officer, Chris Merritt. Chris is a historic archaeologist who spent years trekking through the High Uintas on the Utah/Wyoming border looking for clues about the early railroad tie cutting industry. In this three part series he will tell you the things you won't learn in history books about the material culture of the industry and the people working in it. Join Merritt for this online Zoom presentation.…

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Utah’s Mining Heritage: You Want to Save that Rusty Stuff? Online Lecture

May 13 @ 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…

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Film

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Park City Film with Park City Museum is presenting the film Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am on Thursday, May 14th.  Pre-registration for the screening is required. Registrants will receive a link to watch the film for free during a 5-hour window on May 14th (5pm-10pm MT).  A live Q&A with poet, educator and community activist Glenn North will be held on Friday, May 15th at 6pm.  A private link for the discussion will be sent to all registrants. Toni…

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“Railroad Tie Cutting in the High Uintas, Part III” Online Lecture presented by Chris Merritt

May 26 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

State Historic Preservation Officer, Chris Merritt continues his exploration of the tie hacking camps in the high Unitas. After years trekking through the High Uintas on the North Slopes, Chris found many clues about the early railroad tie cutting industry in the area. This presentation is the final part III in his three part series exploring realities you won't learn in history books about the material culture of the industry and the people working in it. Reservations require for this…

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A Brief History of Tom Kearns Virtual Zoom Lecture

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a virtual Zoom lecture presented by Sandy Brumley called A Brief History of Tom Kearns  on May 27th from 5-6 p.m. MDT Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west: rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate.  He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18.  He subsequently owned The Salt Lake Tribune with his business partner David Keith.  There is a wealth of information in…

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“Shiny Rock to Silver Bars: A Brief History and Explanation of Milling and Refining in Park City” Lecture NOW ONLINE

May 28 - July 31

How were the ores mined in Park City turned into silver, lead or gold bars? Why were they crushed and concentrated? Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds offers practical demonstrations and slides to explain the processes involved in sorting the ores into concentrates and waste rock. Early prospectors used simple sorting methods compared to the complex processes used in the Silver King and California Comstock Mills. The refining process was predominantly conducted in large furnaces in the Salt Lake Valley and a…

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“Thomas Kearns: Rags to Riches Miner” Lecture now available ONLINE

May 28 - July 31

Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west, rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate. He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18. and  subsequently owning The Salt Lake Tribune  There is a wealth of information in period newspapers that provide additional insight into Tom’s history, including previously undiscovered wild-west stories from his youth back in O’Neill, Nebraska. Presented by Sandy Brumley  whose principal qualifications for this Tom Kearns project…

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June 2020

“Park City’s High Railroad” Lecture presented by David Nicholas and Steve Leatham

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on the history of Park City’s High Line and the industrial complex it once served. Steve Leatham and David Nicholas will team up once again to explore this vital link to our town’s mining heritage. The railroad spur ran from the Union Pacific Depot to the Ontario Mill and Judge Loading Station. Photographs (past and present), maps, charts and diagrams will return us to a time when the mining industry defined the local economy. Hear…

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July 2020

History Speaks Lecture: “Agriculture in Park City” is NOW ONLINE

July 1 - August 3

Join our FIRST Online Lecture - "Agriculture In Park City" Our popular "History Speaks" Lecture Series is back! Join Executive Director Sandra Morrison as she explores Park City's settlers' challenges in living off the land. Compared to the vast corn fields of the Great Plains or the fertile valleys of Central California, Utah's agricultural economy is tiny. Yet reminders of our early agricultural endeavors surround us. From the tiny shed near the corner of Old Ranch Road to the magnificent…

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August 2020

Topaz Internment Camp Zoom Lecture given by Rick Okabe

August 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Park City Museum will host a Zoom lecture given by Rick Okabe called Topaz Internment Camp on Thursday, August 13th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Please contact education@parkcityhistory.org to make a reservation.   During World War II, over 11,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were taken from their homes in the San Francisco Bay area and were put in a prison camp called Topaz for 3-1/2 years.  Located in central Utah, the camp consisted of 408 wood and tar paper…

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Bonanza Flat Adventure Hike with Guide Mike O’Malley -FULL

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Thursday August 20 (HIKE IS FULL!) The 1,350 acres of the Bonanza Flat open space represent unique and sensitive values: scenic, natural, ecological, forest, open space, water quality, watershed, riparian, wildlife habitat, historical, recreational, and educational. It’s also a darn fun place to hike. Come join us and enjoy the scenery, explore the mining history, and understand the more recent efforts to protect this remarkable community asset. The hike is moderate difficulty and takes about 4 hours. For members only. …

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September 2020

Local Royalty – the Nelson Queen Mine Hike with Guide Andrew Cohen (ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!)

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Local Royalty - the Nelson Queen Mine with Guide Andrew Cohen (ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!) Wednesday September 16 Did you know that at one time in Park City's mining history there was considerable interest in a mine on the east side of what is now the Jordanelle Reservoir? Join this hike along the Jordanelle trail an up a hidden canyon complete with active beaver ponds to explore the Nelson Queen Mine and discover its unique and interesting story. This…

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Women’s Forgotten Role in the American Fur Trade Zoom Lecture given by Kris Swanson

September 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a Zoom Lecture given by Kris Swanson called Women's Forgotten Role in the American Fur Trade on Thursday, September 17th from 5-6 p.m.  Please register for the Zoom lecture by contacting education@parkcityhistory.org. The many ways American Indian women contributed to the success of the North American fur trade are often overlooked and forgotten. We will explore the numerous ways women insured the success of trappers and traders, helping to open the continent for European settlement.…

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Water, Water Everywhere—The Ontario Mine and Its Tunnels Zoom Lecture given by Mike Nelson

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Water, Water Everywhere—The Ontario Mine and Its Tunnels   Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a Zoom lecture called Water, Water Everywhere—The Ontario Mine and Its Tunnels given by Mike Nelson, Professor of Mining Engineering from the University of Utah, on Wednesday, September 23 from 5-6 p.m.  Please contact Diane at education@parkcityhistory.org to register for the lecture.   Mike will talk about how mining at the Ontario depended on controlling the water in…

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