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Keeping the cross lit

Chamber seeks sponsors for popular mountain symbol

The Sundance Chamber of Commerce is working to secure monthly sponsorships from local businesses that will be used to fund the cross on the summit of Sundance Mountain.

The cross has lit the night sky for more than 60 years and has been a popular landmark to city residents since it first appeared. The current effort is not the first time the community has come together to keep it shining in the darkness.

Crews from the Tri-County Electric Association originally erected the giant cross just in time for the Christmas of 1960. It was intended to be a temporary fixture for the holiday season.