Tour – Battle Miner Building

Audio Tour:

This building was one of the last buildings left from the ghost town of Battle and was built on the crest of the Continental Divide, 12 miles west of Encampment.  Battle’s newspaper was called the “Battle Miner”.  The newspaper only lasted a few years, but it inspired a wonderful exhibit.  This building holds a Linotype which used hot lead to form the letters and print, a cylinder press which still works, and a flatbed press that came from the Platte Valley Lyre and was used to print the Saratoga Sun from 1890 until 1971.  During the Museum’s Annual Living History Day, the cylinder press can be seen in action.