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Old Hundred Mine Boarding House & Tramhouse

San Juan County

The boarding house and the adjacent tramhouse reflect important engineering aspects of high altitude hard rock mining.  Constructed in 1904, two-thousand feet up a mountain face, these buildings illustrate the resourcefulness, perseverance and technology needed to mine the rugged San Juans. 

A black and white photo of the two buildings on either side of the mountain.

Old Hundred Mine Boarding House & Tramhouse (1904 photograph.)

Miners in the San Juans were noted for the engineering innovation of aerial tramways built above timberline to access the more valuable ore deposits.  This property is associated with the Historic Mining Resources of San Juan County Multiple Property Submission.  

For information about the State Historical Fund’s participation in the preservation of this property see the Project Snapshot.