A small example of some of the stuff in the buildings at Robson’s Mining World.
Old juke box
A small number of the old camera collection
A funeral hand basket was a convenient way to convey a corpse from the “cooling board” to the grave. The body was rolled out of the basket into the grave without benefit of a casket.
This soda fountain was assembled but never used. Note the player piano in the rear.
This is the prep area left over the counter above.
The player piano opened to reveal percussion instruments. When it’s playing it’s so loud that we had to stand outside away from the door to appreciate it.
Two walls of the mercantile
Some of the thousands of minerals
This was actually open for business before the fire that destroyed the hotel.
Leola and Brett’s wife Tina strolling and chatting.
Now it’s open for lunch—if you bring your own.
Brock, Leola, Duane and I enjoyed our picnic lunch while chatting with the caretaker Brett.
A bit of the detail of the mirror behind the counter above—note the stained glass and the marble counter. The origin of this piece is unknown, but the bar in front of it came from Las Vegas.
One of several paintings in the Saloon
There are more paintings throughout the other buildings.
No matter what your interest, you will probably be able to find something you like at this place. It’s a very interesting place to spend several all-day visits.
Next up—befores and afters.
Louise and Duane