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  Silver King Coalition Mines Co.

Our Price: $35.00

Product Code: SWAIN3

Drawings by a local artist Mark Swain, each is a limited edition copy of the original.

"Completed in 1901, this 80-foot-high, wood building (tipple) was once the terminal point for the Silver King aerial tramway, which was 7,300 feet long. The building straddled a two-track spur of the Union Pacific Railroad which hauled away the silver and lead concentrate. Thirty-nine steel towers supported cables to which were attached 75 large buckets that carried concentrate to the tipple and coal, and sometimes miners, up to the Silver King Mine and Mill. This system cut transportation costs from $1.50 to $0.22 cents a ton. As massive commercial development of Park City's business district took place in the 70's  mahy considered the old building to "be in the way." However, The Silver King Coalition building had become the unofficial symbol of Park City and it's booming ski industry. Several plans were considered to "renovate" and incoperate the building into the new cityscapes. Unfortunately, all of the plans became moot when the building mysteriously burned to the ground on July 20, 1982." -Mark Swain (artist)

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