Old Dominion Mine Park preserves Mining history, provides great recreation


MIAMI — The Old Dominion Historic Mine Park, situated on the grounds of the Old Dominion Mine, is a wonderful place that draws kids, hikers, and those interested in Arizona mining history. The park offers a picnic pavilion, walking trails, and a truly wonderful mining themed kids’ playground. But this jewel in our community didn’t come easy… or cheap… It took an idea by a small group of locals who were tenacious to see a dream come true.

For the first Wednesday Hardscrabble program in the new year at Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami, come hear one of those “dreamers,” Dr. Thea Wilshire, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15. This event is free to the public.

Twenty years in the making, and hundreds of volunteers donating thousands of hours, almost $750,000 has gone into the development of the Old Dominion Mine Park. Come to the Hardscrabble lecture to hear more about the community effort and unique public-private partnerships that facilitated the creation of the park, as well as ongoing plans for park development.

Wednesday Hardscrabble programs are co-hosted by Gila County Historical Museum in Globe and Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum in Miami.

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