Monday, April 27, 2009

Telluride Miner

Sculpture in the Mountain Village core.

5 comments:

Lois said...

Is he a miner? I really like the stonework in that building behind him.

Lois said...

I guess I could have read the title before I commented! I must have not been awake yet.

Jacob said...

I did the same thing you did, Lois...figured it was a miner, then read the title.

It's a fine sculpture...and I think it's nice to give attention to the miners who had a very difficult life!

Hilda said...

Telluride used to be a mining town before it became a skiing and rock climbing town?

Lisa Wilson said...

Oh yes!! Mining was what originally brought people to this part of Colorado. The population was as big as it is today. There should be some photos somewhere here of the Pandora Mine. This summer I will go up to Savage Basin to the ghost town of Tomboy where AMAZINGLY people mined year-round in the early 1900's at an elevation of over 11,000 feet. They dealt with a ton of snow!