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    Rawhide, Nevada: Two Photos and One Real Photo Postcard. On September 4, 1908, a horrific fire ravaged the mining camp of Rawhide causing over a million dollars in property loss and leaving thousands homeless. For days the town was under martial law. The mines, though, were so profitable that the town was immediately rebuilt. Both photos (8" x 3" and 8" x 6") show the town under construction and the real photo postcard (5.5" x 3.5") notes the image was taken the day following the fire. Mining camp structures were built primarily of wood, so fires were a common threat. Pencil notations on the verso of each. The two photos also have mounting remnants on the verso.

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    May, 2011
    21st Saturday
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