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Day 5: Batopilas to Cerro Colorado… and Back

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The Inside of the Lost Mission of Satevo. See the previous entry for more on Satevo.
I had the privilege of touring with a Tarahumaran guide. The Tarahumara, as a people, are fascinating. They are the most resilient and self-sufficient people I’ve met. Their sandals are made from the rubber of old tires. They use the […]

Chihuahua to Creel – Day 2 in Mexico

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

As I pulled out of the Holiday Inn express of Chihuahua, Mexico (yes, I actually stayed at an evil American conglomerate – and, I might add, overpriced at 900 pesos). The extra cost did, however, pay off in that the managers were the only people I met in Mexico who spoke fluent English – this […]

Steam Power in Colorado’s Sugar Factories

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

These Detroit Rotograte Stokers work great at continuously discharging ash from the burning of coal. These stokers at the Great Western’s Longmont refinery were part of a much larger system of boilers that fed steam power for the entire factory (photo copyright Jon Haeber).
Editor’s Note: This is the final section of the series, “Sugar Refineries […]

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