Tag Archives: Ouray County Historical Society

Red Mountain Mining District Tour Guide tells The Watch about historical sights

Hike into history Winter tour to visit former mining sites, ghost towns By JUSTIN CRIADO, Associate Editor, The Watch Don Paulson brings books to life. No, he’s not a magician or some type of “Pagemaster” practitioner. Paulson — curator of … Continue reading

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The Watch features winter mining district tour

Winter mining tour explores high-country history Ski/snowshoe tour is Jan. 30, south of Ouray By STEPHEN ELLIOTT, Staff Reporter When many of the mines of Ouray County and the San Juan Mountains were still in operation, hardy miners often spent months enduring not only the harsh conditions … Continue reading

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Delta Independent and The Source share news about winter mine tour

Thank you to two area news publications, the Delta County Independent and The Source, for sharing UWP’s media release about our winter mining district tour. Read the release in their newspapers at: The Source, January 2016: Historian Leads Red Mountain… … Continue reading

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Guided Snowshoe & Nordic Ski Tour into Mining District Article in Ouray Plaindealer

Winter tour offers chance to glide back into history by Tori Sheets, tori@ouraynews.com Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership and Ouray County Historical Society are partnering up to offer adventurous snowshoers and cross country skiers an opportunity to explore a few historical mines in the Red Mountain mining district on … Continue reading

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Winter Mining District Tour article in Montrose Mirror

GLIDE BACK INTO HISTORY: HISTORIAN LEADS RED MOUNTAIN MINING DISTRICT TOUR Special to the Mirror from the Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership RED MOUNTAIN–More than 12 million dollars in silver ore was produced by the Yankee Girl Mine up Red Mountain Pass … Continue reading

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