Jun 27, 2018 (Past event)
“MATCHLESS: THE MINE, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND” Presented by Stephanie Johnson
A bonanza silver mine of the 1880s, the Matchless Mine has remained a historic landmark of the boom/bust days that put Leadville, CO on the map. Often overshadowed by the scandalous Tabor family, this lecture will discuss the geology of the area, how the Matchless was discovered, and how it operated until it closed. Lecture features photos of artifacts from the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum exhibition and how the mine site has changed over the years.
The Historical Lunchtime Lecture Series features 12 educational presentations held at the Historic Park Log Chapel, every Wednesday at 12:00pm. Bring a bagged lunch to enjoy while learning about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas. Seating is very limited – please arrive early! Contact the Museum for more information on lecture topics: (970)668-3428