The Southern Teller County Focus Group (STCFG) will be hosting a second round of its May historic mine tour, A Walk Through Time, on Saturday, July 13. The hike will feature a walking tour of the Vindicator Valley Trail just north of Victor. The cost is $15 per person with proceeds benefiting the non-profit STCFG.
Victorite Gary Horton will provide history and tales of the underground mines of the 1890s, starting the Vindicator Mine and ending at the Theresa Mine. This is a walking tour (in the downhill direction). Participants will carpool to the upper mine site, walk to the Theresa and carpool back up or hike back up to the Vindicator Mine.
If you missed the May 18 version of this tour or want to return for the same tour, please see STCFG.com for information and reservations.
For the tour, meet at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum at 3rd and Victor Avenue in Victor no later than 12:30 on May 18. All participants will be required to sign waivers. This tour is very popular and advance, pre-paid reservations are recommended online at STCFG.com. Online reservations are by credit card; cash only payments will be accepted at the museum the day of the event. Be sure to bring warm clothing and be prepared for walking on rocky ground. The site is at 10,000 feet in elevation so be sure to consider the effects of elevation and colder temperatures when planning your visit.
The cost is $15 per person, which benefits the historic preservation and community development projects of the STCFG. The organization works to preserve historic structures, develops, promotes, and maintains the Trails of Gold, and hosts other annual events such as the Victor Gem & Mineral Show, and Gold Camp Christmas Headframe Lighting.
The morning of July 13 at 10 a.m. the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum will host a walking tour the Sunnyside Cemetery. See VictorColorado.com for information and reservations for that tour. For more information on the STCFG or this event, visit VictorColorado.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 719-689-2675.