Our Mining Heritage

Ore Cart

Gold fever was still infecting the country when gold was discovered above Centennial in 1875. Eventually several minerals were mined in the area, including platinum and copper. There are still active mining claims in the hills above town. Many pieces of equipment used in those early mining operations have found their way to the museum, including this ore cart.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s