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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.

 

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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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