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The Next Big EventPark OpensMay 1st, 2013The Park will be open and ready for another great season!
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Author Archives: roamingranger
I heard a line in a song stating “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” It seems appropriate. It is with mixed emotions that I write this blog entry because it will be my last one as the … Continue reading
It is a simple fact that old buildings are cool…really, really cool! If walls could talk, one can only imagine the stories that would be told when you walk into a structure that has been standing for over fifty years, … Continue reading
The theories, processes, and techniques behind gold mine all come down to one simple concept; finding the most efficient and thorough way of extracting the gold from the material surrounding it. Generally, many processes relied on gravity to do the … Continue reading
“Do you know what Mercury is?” This is a fascinating question to ask during a tour, especially if there is a wide range of age groups present. Children are usually the first to throw up their hands with “Me! Pick … Continue reading
With the park closed, snow piling up, and no tours or grounds maintenance to be done things slow waaaayyyyyy down in the winter making this an excellent time to start sifting through notes from the previous season. The park staff … Continue reading
Check out the Winter 2012-13 pages for the latest snow updates!