Attend mining museum’s Induction Banquet |

Attend mining museum’s Induction Banquet

Dear Editor,

It seems astounding to me that when George Yule stumbled across the white rock (Yule Marble) in 1874 while prospecting the area, he recognized the potential of the marble although there was no access to the area and it was still on Ute Indian lands. Actually the land was opened up to settlement by our pioneers in 1881.

On Sept. 13, the National Mining Museum in Leadville will be holding its 16th Annual Induction Banquet in our Banquet Room at the Museum.

The speaker will be Rex Loesby, of the Yule Marble Quarry, who will present a slide talk on this magnificent quarry, the source of the Lincoln Memorial, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and many of the famous buildings. Rex will be aided by our own historian, Oscar McCollum.

If you would like to attend this spectacular affair, please call the Museum at 719-486-1229 for an invitation. Although an expensive and dressy affair; you will never regret it.

High School Docents will tour those who wish through our great museum during the reception. Leadville’s Judge Reynolds will play the piano in his Victorian costume at that time.

The banquet is catered by a prominent Vail restaurant. You will hear the Poet Laureate recite his winning poem.

Come join us for a marvelous evening.


R.T. Moolick

Glenwood Springs

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