Mike Wigley will be bringing his “Tales from a Splitboarder: Walking to Glory” to the Rossland Museum on Dec. 2 as part of its December Speaker Series.

Mike Wigley will be bringing his “Tales from a Splitboarder: Walking to Glory” to the Rossland Museum on Dec. 2 as part of its December Speaker Series.

The Rossland Miner: a look back in time

From the Rossland Weekly Miner Dec. 8, 1896, burglars hit city businesses

From the Rossland Weekly Miner Dec. 8, 1896

Burglars Made a Few Friendly Calls in Rossland

Late Sunday morning burglars took a number of liberties in the city. They broke open the side door of the Montreal hotel and took $15 from the bar till. They opened a window at the Lancaster house and secured $52 from the trowser’s pockets of J. Leigh Bowley, the clerk, and after arranging the trinkets found in his pockets on a table in an orderly manner, retired. The Kootenay hotel was also robbed of $11.

Mining Notes

-A foundation is being laid for the compressor plant on the Robert E. Lee.

-Men are being employed in the work of bailing out the shaft of the Mayflower.

-Work is being pushed actively on the tunnel and shaft of the Imperial on Lookout mountain.

-Work will begin on the Gopher today. The new management proposed to make a mine out of it in the shortest possible period of time.

-The new ore chute of the Le Roi running down to the Red Mountain Railroad track is now under construction, and will soon be completed.

Upcoming events at the Rossland Museum:

Thursday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. December Speaker Series: Mike Wigley – “Tales from a Splitboarder: Walking to Glory.”

Wigley, a splitboarder extraordinaire, will regale us with tales from his adventures skiing Old Glory Mountain while weaving in some of the history of Old Glory and his journeys along the historic routes for accessing that area from Rossland.

Admission by donation, masks required, must RSVP as attendance will be capped at 30 guests.

More information available at the Museum website: rosslandmuseum.ca.

New seasonal exhibit to be installed at the Rossland Library – a history of gift giving. Will be featuring a variety of toys and festive traditions from around the world. Will be on display from Nov. 30 – early January.

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