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San Juan Federation: 1940

San Juan Federation: 1940

September 1940. "Miners' union hall. Silverton, Colorado." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

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At the corner

It looks too big, too heavy duty, to be a ledger press. Given the location, I suspect that it is used to crush ore samples for assay.

Still serving!

I had a beer there in 2002, there weren’t many miners left, but it was very congenial.

We found a survivor, but not the restaurant next door.

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