Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mining tramway

Part of the outdoor mining museum exhibit at Silverton Gallery. The towers are reproductions, the hardware mostly original. Mining is what opened this area up in the late 1890s. Old mine workings are in the mountains everywhere.

A few years ago a crop of marijuana was discovered growing in the buckets of the tram. It was an interesting juxtaposition of historical and contemporary Slocan culture.

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