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Colorado School of Mines History Roadshow

What IS This?

"What IS This?" is our mystery grab bag of unidentified or partially identified items. Do you know what these are? Have you seen something similar? If you're an alumnus of the Colorado School of Mines, were you present at the time? Do you remember this? What do you think of it?

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Students and faculty with mapping device

 

What we know: Nothing

 

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Group of Mine football players with a statueWhat we know: It's 1967 and these are Mines students.

What we think we know: These are football player; and they're carrying a statue. (Check out the giant pick.)

Comments -- This looks like "The Prospector" statue that topped the old Mining Exchange Building in downtown Denver, demolished in 1962?

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What we think we know: This is an indoor oil rig.

Where? When?

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What we know: This photo was taken at Registration. 

What we think we know: This looks like a Senior Stetson hat.

 

 

 

Comments -- Yes, it's a Senior Stetson, possibly the first opportunity for the senior to wear it on campus.

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What we know: That's a big ball.

What we think we know: Either E-Days or Home-coming. Which is it?

 

Consensus-- E-Days, especially with the snow on the roof in the background.

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What we know: This is KCSM Mines Radio.

 

 

 

 

Performers, KCSM Radio

 

But...what is this??

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What we know: Nothing

Further research -- This is the English Language Lab, established as an intensive course focusing on science and engineering for international students.

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What we think we know: This is from the early 1960's

Was this a part of Home-coming? E-Days?

 

 

 

Consensus -- Senior Day, which continued as a student tradition.