It's 2020, but Thinkin' 2021 -The Travona

February 01, 2020  •  1 Comment

I plan to produce a 2021 Head Frames Calendar with all new head frames photos. Here is a view of the Travona head frame, one of the 2021 calendar candidates.  The GreeterThe GreeterTravona Mine, Butte Montana. January 21, 2020. Operated from 1875 until after 1940. Main shaft is 1,476 feet deep.

'The Greeter' shows the Travona Mine head frame as it greets the day in rapidly brightening early light. A faint crescent moon peers through passing clouds. City lights line the Summit Valley near the horizon and the Highlands mountains lie in the distance. A large white 'Butte' painted on the Travona's black ore bin greets eastbound visitors on Interstate 115 (the fifth shortest interstate highway in the US) as they enter Butte.

The Travona operated from 1875 until after 1940. The main shaft is 1,476 feet deep.

'The Greeter' is a  possible 2021 head frames calendar candidate. It has competition though--click the image to see other Travona pics from January 21, 2020 in the 'Montana All Year Round' gallery. Do you have a preference?




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