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Pennies From Hades: 1905

Pennies From Hades: 1905

Bisbee, Arizona, circa 1905. "Czar Shaft and copper mining operations, Queen Hill." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

 

HO scale?

Coolest model train set that I ever saw

Diagonal Smokestack

Considering all the belching at the base of the mine operation, why did they build that smokestack (if that's what it is) crawling up the mountain?

[Because fumes from the smelter are particularly noxious. - Dave]

One of the best preserved AZ mining towns

The underground mine went horizontally into the hill. It's closed now but you can tour it.

Downtown is now an artsy-craftsy haven.

or perhaps you can stare into the Lavender Pit open pit mine.

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