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 Posted: Thu Oct 6th, 2016 08:54 am
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Keith Pashina

 

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This mill was on or near the original Wheeler Mill site. It is a modern structure - maybe built in the 1930s-1950s. Although it postdates the Gilpin Tram era, I find the small size of the mill, its shape, and corrugated metal construction appealing. Maybe this mill should find its way onto my Black Hawk model scene?


Here is another photo of the newer mill near the Wheeler Mill site


This was the top of the newer mill, showing where trucks dumped ore into the mill. I could see adding a trestle, and imagining ore cars discharging ore here, instead.  No equipment remained in this mill, and I have never been able to find any records of who-what-where, either. Nevertheless, this mill building has its attributes!

Keith



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