Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series at the Museum

Aug 9, 2017 12:00pm


Bill Fountain - Author and Historian

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.

2017 Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series

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

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