Greater Woodland Park Chamber. - Event Information
Stories at the Strong Mine
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Victor’s historic Strong Mine and hard rock mining will be the center of attention on Saturday, Oct. 5. Stories at the Strong: A Day of Tall Tales & Mining History will be held at the 1899 mine site. The event is sponsored by the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum. This is the fourth year for the event.
The day will begin at 11 a.m. with check in at the gate.
The day will feature a chance to see the surface plant and hoist house of the Strong Mine. Two Mile High Mining Company owner Jim Watson will provide a historical presentation. Folks will also get a chance to see the Strong Mine’s hoist operate and visit the hoist house.
During the storytelling some of the mining district’s well-seasoned miners and long-time residents will conjure up memories and weave tales about their experiences and the old days.
The Victor Elks will cook and sell hotdogs burgers, and brats on the grill. The proceeds from the lunch go the Elks Lodge.
The cost of the event, benefiting the museum, is $10 per person with children under 5 free. The entrance fee includes all of the day’s events and entry into the drawing; the Elks lunch is an additional charge.
Tickets can be reserved on line at VictorMuseum.com or purchased at the museum or at the gate the day of the event by cash only.
The Strong Mine is located just off Diamond Avenue on Victor’s north side. Parking is limited at the Battle Mountain and Independence Mill Site Trailhead on the Old American Eagles Road with a walk to the mine site. Attendees are encouraged to park in downtown Victor. A free shuttle sponsored by Newmont Mining Corporation will provide transportation to and from the mine site and the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum throughout the day.
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mountain
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum 298 Victor Ave Victor, Co 80860