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San Juan Mountains

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 11:47

Mt. Sneffels at Sunset

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The San Juan Mountains are the largest mountain range by area in the Centennial State, spanning thirteen counties in southwestern Colorado. In addition to being the home of the Ute Indians for hundreds of years, the mountains intrigued Spaniards , lured the prospectors of the Colorado Gold Rush ,...

Shenandoah-Dives Mill

Added by yongli on 08/25/2016 - 12:08, last changed on 11/18/2019 - 11:46
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...

Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company

Added by yongli on 09/21/2016 - 15:34, last changed on 11/13/2019 - 11:43
The Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company was active in the San Juan Mountains from the 1930s through the 1960s. As one of the largest mining operations in the region during the twentieth century, the company’s history exemplifies the boom and bust cycles and labor strife that were common in Colorado’s...
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