|Painesdale Mine & Shaft, Inc.
and you can help to save Champion #4
The Future of Champion #4
Our goals continue to be the preservation and safety of the Champion #4 Shaft rockhouse.
Phase I accomplished the application of corrugated steel sheets to protect the shaft house from further destruction by the winter weather.
Phase II was the continuation of the process of securing the South and East aspects, with window restoration if funding allows. Varing degrees of "beautification" will be addressed. The Captian's office will be made habitable for rest stops, meeting room and display of artifacts, pictures albums and scrapbooks.
Phase III will be to improve the interior of the shafthouse to enhance viewing of the structure's mining process. Improvements to be addressed are window and door frames. The Mining Captain's office, located across the street from the shafthouse, will also see improvements with new shutters, and display cases. These improvements will allow for viewing of mining artifacts. The original mahogany-front lockers are located in the office building.
The Captain's Office will also house the names, dates and information of those who lost their lives in their employment. Please help us by submitting names of any friends or relatives who perished. Recognition charts of donors and life members will be constructed.
General clean-up of the area to include:
|Identification of Related Artifacts
been twenty buildings and locations identified. It is anticipated that beginning with the
major buildings, they will be
Continued emphasis on the solitation of artifacts and especially recordings of past
happenings, particularly by the few remaining
Tours will be encouraged and school students invited to explore the facilities.
Directional road signs to be erected. Public visibility
Hopefully the former baseball field
will be re-established as a center for activities for the youth in the area, particularly
in the long
Our aim is to become a vital part of the entire historical aspect of the Copper Country.
We need your input!
The Board of Painesdale Mine & Shaft would like to
hear from you!! If you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like to see
If you are creative, we need you!
This project has been a lot of work, but most wil agree it's also been gratifying and fun!!
Come join us!!
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