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dc.date1952?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:53:42Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:47Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:53:42Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:47Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM144
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/7709
dc.descriptionThe only grandmother in the race 1951.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-13.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-144.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs and negatives: NMHFM-5, NMHFM-133, NMHFM-136, NMHFM-137, NMHFM-138, NMHFM-139, NMHFM-143, 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 Leadville before the start of the Fourth Annual Rocky Pack-Burro Championship Race in 1952 (the date on the verso of the photograph is probably incorrect). The woman in the image is a female contestant identified as "the only grandmother in the race." Her burro is wearing a banner with the name "Orphan Boy." 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, 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.subjectAnimals, pack
dc.subjectPeople
dc.subjectPeople
dc.subjectRecreation and sports
dc.titleBurro race, the only grandmother in the race
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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