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Ute-Ulay Mine

(nr Lake City CO)In 1871 silver and lead were discovered in the canyon outside town. Over a 30 year period more than 12 million dollars worth of ore (250mil in todays dollars) was extracted. Ute-Ulay Mine The mine laid along what is now called Henson Creek where a concrete dam and flume were built to […]

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Leasburg Dam

(Radium Springs NM) Stopped at Leasburg Dam State Park wondering if there would be much water in the river. I was glad to see the Río Grande full, and it made a pretty sight pouring over the dam. Leasburg Dam on the Río Grande There were fishermen trying their luck, a few kids splashing in […]

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Barker Dam

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) The only real hike I took while at Joshua Tree National Park, was the 1.2 mile loop trail to see Barker Dam. It was built around 1900 by cowboys to supply water for their cattle, and for mining. The dam itself was simply constructed, with a trough below for a holding […]

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