During the 2015 Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial the small room off the kitchen in the Kauffman House became the Mining Exhibit.
Mining was an activity preceding the park from 1884 – 1889. Four mining camps were located in the area which later became Rocky Mountain National Park.
Lulu City, Dutchtown, Teller City and Gaskill were all located in the Never Summer Mountain Range.
During the 1930s, Muriel Wolle, a professor at the University of Colorado, traveled throughout Colorado recording drawings of the early mining camps. She published a books about her travels and Stampede to Timberline contained her stories. The Denver Public Library loaned five of her drawings for our display.
Other mining equipment in the display included a gold pan used by Ezra Kauffman, mining lamps, a pick and other smaller items.