The following photos show the front of the mine office and the hand-carved gate into the mine yard.
Here are a couple of examples of the costumes being worn by the docents & their kids. I asked the two girls what they thought of their dress and in unison they said "too hot"! The lady in the white dress ducked under the canopy, so I guess she was "warm" too!
We were able to go 40' down into one of the mine shafts. The pictures inside are not good, but will give you an idea of the conditions in side. The first photo shows the sled on which the miners sat to be lowered into the mine. Someone jostled me when I took the picture of the stairs, but I am showing it because it gives you an idea of how steep the shaft is. The last is a shot into the shaft itself. The mine's deepest shaft is over 11,000 ft below ground! And the entire mine is flooded at about the 100' level.
Finally, here are a few random photos.