Bench donations from Capstone for Old Dominion Mine Park


Anna Petty of Capstone-Pinto Valley Mine (pictured, right) presents a check for $3,000 to fund construction of six ore car benches at the Old Dominion Mine Park (ODMP). The bench design is by architect Bruce Binkley, and the historic ore car chassis were donated by BHP. Also in the picture are ODMP committee members (l-r) Thea Wilshire, Bruce Binkley, Mary Anne Moreno and Linda Gustafson standing with the bench prototype. Gila Community College workforce training students will fabricate the majority of the remaining benches as a class project. For durability, the benches are being constructed of ipe (Brazilian walnut), as it is one of the world’s hardest woods, will stand up to the intense sun exposure, and has a fire rating equal to steel.


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