Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back on track

I'm slowly working my way forward on the trestle tracks. I posted this picture to show you how slowly the work goes when I'm building layers on the old wooden beams. This represents a full day of painting! Throughout the Alaskan midnight sun summers, heavy ore carts filled with earth dredged from the mountain used to constantly rumble along this track. According to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, "In its peak year, 1941, APC employed 204 men, blasted nearly a dozen miles of tunnels, and produced 34,416 ounces of gold worth $1,204,560; today $17,208,000."

I didn't make the deadline for the fair, but I'll keep working at a pace I am comfortable with. You can't rush a masterpiece!

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