Busy Summer!

It's been a busy summer at NoLo! In July, we hosted an Open House with over 50 visitors receiving tours of the NoLo site and the nearly-complete 1883 NoLo Mining Office, poised to open later this year. We raised over $2,500 toward the completion and outfitting of the office, and the three lucky winners of our raffle each won a night's stay. 

Our History and Archaeology Workshops attracted 24 participants over two days. Participants learned some of the ways in which histories may be constructed from archaeological remains. 

History and Archaeology Workshop Participants Gather in the NoLo Office

Some of the Artifacts Unearthed at the NoLo Site

And our biggest-and-best-ever Burro Hike was attended by 36 human and 20 equine participants. Hikers enjoyed perfect weather for a hike up to the Miriam Mine in Tweto Basin. Bill Lee from Laughing Valley Ranch offered a detailed account of the history of the use of these trusty animals in mining, and the relationship between miners and their burros. Amber and Brad Wann were extremely generous to bring along 8 of their donks from ReDONKulous Ranch, giving everyone the opportunity to walk with a donkey. We learned that these beasts of burden are happier and healthier when they have a job to do!

Bill Lee Recounts the History of Burros in Mining in Colorado

A Few Kids Got to Ride a Donkey!

Making our Way up the Trail