Thursday, July 25, 2013

Christ of the Mines Shrine

The Christ of the Mines Shrine is a 12-ton, 16-feet tall marble statue of Jesus Christ overlooking the town of Silverton, up on Anvil Mountain on the north side of town.  The shrine was built 54 years ago for prosperity and protection for the mining industry. 

I found an interesting article from the Silverton Standard titled How the Shrine Was Built. You can also click on the photo above to make it large enough to read the plaques.

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