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dc.contributor.authorBurgess, Charles T.
dc.date1952?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:54:02Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:23:19Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:54:02Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:23:19Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM199
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/8742
dc.descriptionBurgess - Nichols Photographers, Fairplay - Castle Rock, Colorado.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-27.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-199.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs and negatives: NMHFM-5, NMHFM-133, NMHFM-136, NMHFM-137, NMHFM-138, NMHFM-139, NMHFM-143, NMHFM-144, NMHFM-197, NMHFM-198, 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 showing one of the contestants with his burro before the start of the Fourth Annual Rocky Pack-Burro Championship Race in 1952. 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.subjectAnimals, pack
dc.subjectPeople
dc.subjectRecreation and sports
dc.titleRocky Pack-Burro Championship Race, contestant
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionBurgess - Nichols Photographers
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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