Historic Georgetown Loop Railroad and Lebanon Silver Mine

Today Dad, Noah and l took a ride down the interstate to Georgetown, Colorado, home of the Georgetown Loop narrow gauge railroad and Lebanon Silver Mine.  We started at the Devils Gate station and rode the railroad up to the Silver Plume station.  Then we were dropped off at the Lebanon Silver Mine for a tour.  It was very interesting and informative!  We had to put on hard hats and were given a tour into the mine, which tunnels directly under I-70 and the Georgetown hill.  Durring its hayday the Lebanon mine yeilded $50,000,000 in silver ore at $1 (give or take) an ounce.   The Devils Gate bridge was orginally built for $250,000 in the 1880s.  It was replaced in 1985 for just over a million dollars.  See the website for more history!http://www.georgetownlooprr.com/about_us/history.shtml

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