Silverton is a town that is just off the Million Dollar Highway and has some good places to eat and has some interesting places to visit. It's also a gateway to many of the trails in the area.
Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17
San Juan County Historical Society Museum:
Our first stop was the Historical Society Museum Jail. Looks like it's still in use:
They had a small school there too:
Sleeping quarters for the jailors:
We took an underground tunnel from the jail to the museum:
I bet they got a lot of use out of the babies:
Anyone have some popcorn?
An old trestle (replica?):
They had a brass band. Wonder who had to carry the piano?:
Anyone have an old record to play?
Some old equipment outside the main entrance:
Looking down from the main entrance level:
Looking up from the main entrance level. The upper level of the mine and the bunkhouse is up there somewhere:
Someone said you could just barely see it, but I don't see it:
Oh, someone said to turn around and look high up on the mountain. There it is:
OK, back at the mine. We'll be riding in a small train like that one:
Waiting for the train to arrive:
In the mine - there's still color and lots of running water:
We got a demonstration of this guy in operation:
The elevator to the upper level:
The emergency ladder to the upper level:
Walking through a drift:
A big metal hopper that is well rusted from the constant flow of water:
Ready for another demonstration:
That little thing sure makes a lot of noise:
The privy didn't have any privacy, but usually there wasn't any light in the area:
Saint Patrick Parish:
We went to St. Patrick's for Mass:
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