Wheel Life History
Thought I would start a thread about sharing local, regional, national and/or global historical sites. Post a pic or pics with your Onewheel at landmarks, monuments/memorials, National Parks or any other historical location with a little bit of info about the history or significance of the location.
I’m going to start this thread off with a little bit of local history where I live and continue broadening out to regional then national. This pic was also the last photo I took of my 4206 in its original form dated April 18, 2021
The plaque reads:
Primarily sawmills and dairies, the 16 homesteads of Turkey Creek Mesa were vital to the success of the area mines. In 1890 the Gold King Wagon Road originated from this ranch and supplies were transported to the near by Gold King Mine and the growing town of Telluride.
Ultimately the slowing mining economy prompted Gene Adams to sell this land to Joesph Zoline, an enterprising ski enthusiast who opened the ski area in 1972. Ron Allred and Jim Wells eventually would transform the terrain into the world-class resort we know today. These building remain as an important reminder of Telluride’s ranching history.
@hanahsdax This is a thread I can get behind, really cool idea!
Nice to see they kept those buildings after converting to a ski resort.
Since it was for mining initially I assume there are various shafts dotted around closed off to the public or have any been made safe enough to take a peak inside?
@hanahsdax great idea! i hope i'll be able to contribute when the snow melts and snowboard season ends...
@lia Thanks for providing the forum to share this idea. I had the idea for a while and was going to start it on the old forum but glad I waited or it would’ve just been history. I believe most of the mines are closed to the public but there are still a few open. You may have just gave me a summer time mission.
@Franko I hope the winter season is treating you well. Can’t wait to see your contributions.
Since I read this post, I have wanted to contribute a little piece of local history. Most people have heard of the Mason Dixon Line, but don't know a lot about it's history. The line was marked to settle a territorial dispute between the Penn family (Pennsylvania) and the Calvert family (Maryland).
Mason and Dixon (along with their team) dedicated over ¼ of their endeavor to mapping and planting their first few posts in Delaware, most of the time staying in a building just 3 blocks from my house. This first post is significant because it sets the lattitude for the Maryland/Pennsylvania border at the agreed upon 15 miles South of the southern tip of Philadelphia.
Mason and Dixon didn't place any long term importance on this particular site. While a critical starting point, that was it's only use, as it was not actually on the boarder between the two colonies. As such, they marked it with a wooden post. This monument was erected later.
I took the screenshot when the little rider was on the point where this monument lies.
The town of Columbia was incorporated in 1878. At the suggestion of the U.S. Postal Service, who was misdirecting mail to a town in California by the same name, the town was re-named to Telluride in 1887. A “telluride” is a class of compounds derived from the element “tellurium.” As tellurium is often compounded with gold and silver, the name seemed an appropriate choice for what would become one of the most prosperous mining towns in Colorado. Folklore suggests, however, that it was named after the famous send off, “To-hell-you-ride!”, given to fortune seekers headed into the rugged southern San Juans.
@hanahsdax Some neat history there. Amusing they had to change the name to stop the postal service confusing the 2.
"To-Hell-You-Ride" is however going to be the canon reason for me, sounds too cool to not be true ;)
@hanahsdax oh man, do i love Telluride. <3
The Hinsdale County Courthouse is a two-story front-gabled frame building that was built in Italianate style and completed in June of 1877. It is Colorado’s oldest courthouse which continues to function as a courthouse and is a rare surviving example of a frame courthouse building. Located in Lake City, Colorado.