Men, Mining, and Machines


by Dr. Sandra F. Mather


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Writers have been struck by the vivid contrasts of the mining landscape—the terrible destruction amid such exquisite natural beauty. The mining economy brought monumental changes to the human and natural landscapes of Summit County. Transportation and communication networks overcame isolation—merchants poured into the mining camps bringing needed supplies and equipment. Change was constant — learn of those changes, big and little as it relates to mining in the mountains.