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Historic Mining site preservation in the Red River Watershed

  • 13 Nov 2012
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Talk: Historic Mining site preservation in the Red River Watershed.

Speaker: Carrie Levin, Questa Forest Service District

Location: Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos


Talk Overview:

Historic mining site preservation covering the reclamation project in Red River watershed and stabilization of the Bunker Hill mine shaft cabin. 

Speaker's career: 

Carrie now works at the Questa Ranger District for the Carson National Forest, and expresses what being an archaeologist means to her, “I love the feeling of walking on the same land or finding a stone tool that another person used 4,000 years ago, in this same place on the ground.” 

Carrie received an M. A. degree in Anthropology from New Mexico State University, where she wrote about her other love, figure skating. Her Master’s Thesis, "Stereotypes on Ice: Media Images and Women's Figure Skating" (1998) constituted the first serious study of women figure skaters as athletes. Carrie also learned to ice skate at the old outdoor rink at Kit Carson Park, through lessons and encouragement from the wonderful people at the Skating Club of Taos. Carrie now serves the 19-year-old non-profit Skating Club of Taos as a volunteer instructor, teaching beginners at the Taos Youth and Family Center’s ice rink.

Her most rewarding archaeology projects on the Carson are the historic reconstruction of Shuree cabin in the Valle Vidal working with Veterans Green Jobs; stabilization of Bunker Hill mine cabin high above Red River; and working with Taos archaeologist Michael Burney on excavations and documentation at historic mining camps as part of a mine waste reclamation project in Bitter Creek watershed.

Dinner Plans ?

Join other TAS members and our speaker at the Trading Post.  Dinner at 5PM

Call Chris Riveles, 

at 776-1005, or email ckriveles@gmail.com 

to let us know how many guests.  


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