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Water in the Age of Silver: Touring Aspen’s “Holden Works”

July 28, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

- FREE

Water in the Age of Silver: Touring Aspen’s “Holden Works”

A program of Roaring Fork Conservancy offered in partnership with City of Aspen Parks & Open Space

Wednesday, July 28th | 5:30 pm | Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum, Aspen
Free, advance registration with Roaring Fork Conservancy is required (opens June 30)

Discover the largest industrial site in the history of Pitkin County: a then-state-of-the-art silver processing plant known as the Holden Lixiviation Works. Built on the banks of Castle Creek in 1891 by Edward Royal Holden, the plant led to innovative and sometimes destructive uses of water resources for hydropower and waste disposal. Explore the history, the museum, and the remnants of the “Works” (including the newly reconstructed cable derrick) to learn how one of our most precious resources, freshwater, was utilized in a different era.

Details

Date:
July 28, 2021
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://aspenhistory.org/programs-events/programs-events/

Venue

Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum
10480 Highway 82
Aspen, 81611 United States
Phone:
(970)925-3721

Details

Date:
July 28, 2021
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Website:
https://aspenhistory.org/programs-events/programs-events/

Venue

Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum
10480 Highway 82
Aspen, 81611 United States
Phone:
(970)925-3721