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Gallows Frames

The tall, black, steel structures that dot the Hill mark where underground mines operated. Called “gallows frames” by miners because working far below ground could be and often was deadly, head frames held the hoisting gear needed to lower cages of miners and bring up the ore. Only about a dozen head frames remain today. An ambitious project to outline several head frames with lights is under way. The red lights shaping the Travona head frame are visible from all over town.