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dc.date1920?-1929?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:54:26Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:24:53Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:54:26Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:24:53Z
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM228
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/8773
dc.descriptionBurro pack train - 1920's.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-03-27.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-228.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.descriptionDonor: Charles Burgess.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing a jack train or pack train consisting of at least twelve jack asses (male donkeys) loaded with supplies and a man on horseback following at the rear of the train. These pack trains played an important role in the mining operations of Colorado, especially prior to the arrival of the railroads. They were used to haul wood, machinery, supplies, food and water to the mines, and ore from the mines to the mills. Both horses and burros were used for packing, but burros are able to carry more weight and work longer hours on less food, and they can maneuver more easily around narrow rocky areas on the trail because they are more sure footed. Each burro was capable of carrying at least 200 pounds. The lead pack animal wore a bell, and the others knew to follow. Usually for every ten pack burros there was a man on horseback, and the foreman supervised stream crossings and other difficult places on the trail. Depending on the terrain the pack trains could travel up to ...
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.titleJack train
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum


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