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August 2, 2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Wright Opera House

472 Main Street
Ouray, CO 81427
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Saving Red Mountains' Historical Gems

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

*Two or more Ouray County Commissioners may attend and participate in this event.*

Saving Red Mountains' Historical Gems

Tuesday August 2

Wright Opera House, Ouray

Doors open 7:00 pm, Presentation begins 7:30


Pat Willits tells the story and takes us on a virtual tour of the Red Mountain Mining District and the variety of historical sites of that District's mining heyday that are now conserved and protected.  Thanks to a unique collaboration of partners, including the Red Mountain Project, OCHS, the Trust for Land Restoration, the Ridgway Railroad Museum, USFS and Ouray County, ten sites of historical significance in the District are now under some form of permanent conservation protection, including five sites owned outright by Ouray County


Pat Willits is executive director of the Trust for Land Restoration.  He is the former Mayor of the Town of Ridgway (2000-2012) and the founder of the organization that saved the Sherbino Theater, the Ridgway Chautauqua Society. 

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