Aug 9, 2017 (Past event)
The History of the Wellington – Oro Mine and Mills
Presented by Bill Fountain
Originating as gold mines in the 1880s, by the early 1900s they were consolidated and became one of the largest zinc mines in the country. In Summit County, the Wellington-Oro produced the most ore ($20M), operated the longest, employed the greatest number of men (and some women), was the most profitable and paid the highest amount of dividends to their stockholders, 2.4 million dollars. View photographs never seen by the public.
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