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    Panel Card Image of Tonopah, Nevada, 1906. This impressive image records "Decoration Day, May 30th, 1906," on a main Tonopah thoroughfare, with crowds lining the street. The town was born about 1900 with the discovery of rich gold and silver ore by prospector Jim Butler. In the following years, the town grew dramatically and by 1906, it was a bustling, thriving community. Tonopah's mine production from 1900 to 1921, the peak years, was almost $121 million. The biggest single year was 1913, when nearly $10 million in gold, silver, copper, and lead was mined. In this 6" x 6.5" image, the townsfolk commemorate Decoration Day - today known as Memorial Day - honoring those who died in defense of our country. Published by Tonopah photographer H.T. Shaw, this handsome image is affixed to a gray 10.25" x 8.5" cardboard mount.

    Condition: Both image and mount are very fine.

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