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dc.date1878?-1898?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:37Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:24:43Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:37Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:24:43Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC645
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9939
dc.descriptionFreighting into Leadville in the early days.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-19.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC645.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on front.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractPostcard showing miners with a jack train or pack train hauling lumber and other supplies into Leadville. These pack trains played an important role in the mining operations especially prior to the arrival of the railroads. They were used to haul wood, machinery, supplies, food and water to the mines, and transport 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 feed, and they can maneuvre more easily around narrow rocky areas on the trail because they are more sure footed. Depending upon the terrain, the pack trains could travel up to twenty-five miles per day. The arrival of rail lines to mining towns crippled the freighting industry. Many teamsters were forced to become ore haulers, or they hauled freight only short distances from the Leadville railroad docks to the mines and communities in the area.
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.titleMule train, Leadville, Colorado
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive


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