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 Posted: Mon Mar 20th, 2017 02:31 am
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Keith Pashina

 

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Chriss,

Thank you for posting that link to the northern Gilpin County historic document. It seems to be a private consulting firm's report on a survey on potential historic properties along the former Denver & Salt Lake Railroad, where it traversed northern Gilpin County. Lots of detail there on several very interesting structures.

Also, the noise in a mill must have been terrific. There are accounts of the constant rumbling in the background that residents heard - it became a part of the normal background noise, and would wake people up if the mills stopped. I saw a demonstration of a 5-stamp stamp battery at the Western Museum of Mining (near Colorado Springs). That single stamp battery was very loud!

Keith

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