Friday, July 17, 2009
Telluride Historical Museum
After living here for a little over two years, I finally visited the Telluride Historical Museum. I admit I was lured in by the free rootbeer floats and free admission after the 4th of July parade. My favorite exhibit was for the Tomboy Bride, the book written by Harriet Backus of her experiences living in mining camps, specifically in the town of Tomboy up in Savage Basin at over 11,000 feet in elevation. I have posted many pictures of this area taken as we drove through headed over Imogene Pass. The museum was originally a miner's hospital, and Harriet gave birth to her first child there, which was also the first child born in that hospital.