presented by Stephenie Slahor
The rusty barrel drum winch and cogs that operated the mine shaft elevator of the long abandoned Lost Horse Mine site in Joshua Tree National Park.
California, Nevada and Arizona have rich mining histories, but mining in the old days was a unique, dangerous and difficult job. This lecture looks at what life was like for miners, the work they did, how they lived, and how mining helped open the West for settlers.
Stephenie Slahor holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and a Juris Doctor degree. Her career spans the fields of journalism, law, administration and education. She has traveled extensively and has lectured and taught at many colleges, universities, and museums, including here at the Hi-Desert Nature Museum.