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dc.date1952?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:53:41Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:58Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:53:41Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:58Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM137
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/7701
dc.description1951 burro race.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-13.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-137.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs and negatives: NMHFM-5, NMHFM-133, NMHFM-136, NMHFM-138, NMHFM-139, NMHFM-143, NMHFM-144, NMHFM-197, NMHFM-198, NMHFM-199, NMHFM-200, NMHFM-264, NMHFM-266, NMHFM-267, NMHFM-268, NMHFM-274, NMHFM-275, NMHFM-683, NMHFM-684, NMHFM-686, NMHFM-688.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Charles Burgess.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph taken in Fairplay after the Fourth Annual Rocky Pack-Burro Championship Race in 1952 (the date on the verso of the photograph is probably incorrect) showing a contestant and spectators. The Race was started in 1949 as part of the town of Fairplay's Gold Days Celebration. It was originally a grueling 22.9 miles starting in Leadville, Lake County and traveling over Mosquito Pass to end in Fairplay, Park County. The burros carry a thirty-three pound pack saddle loaded with traditional mining equipment. Contestants can pull, push or chase their burros, but must stay tethered to them by a fifteen-foot rope and are not allowed to ride. In the 1950s, the winner of the race received $500 and a trophy presented by the Rocky Mountain News.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectPeople
dc.subjectRecreation and sports
dc.subjectVehicles
dc.titleBurro race, contestants after the race
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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