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Shenandoah-Dives Mill

Added by yongli on 08/25/2016 - 12:08, last changed on 09/06/2021 - 11:56

Shenandoah-Dives Mill

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Located two miles northeast of Silverton , the Shenandoah-Dives Mill (also known as the Mayflower Mill) was constructed in 1929 and became the longest-running mill in the San Juan Mountains . Operating most years from 1930 to 1991, the mill processed a total of nearly 10 million tons of rock and...


Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 04/27/2022 - 06:56
Silverton is a historic mining town established in 1874 in Baker’s Park in the heart of the San Juan Mountains . After the Denver & Rio Grande Railway (now the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad ) reached the town in 1882, the surrounding region experienced a mining boom that lasted...
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