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    Panoramic Photograph of New Idria Mine, California, ca. 1901. This image depicts the entire town of New Idria with the mine prominently perched on the hillside in the center of the photograph, taken by a visiting photographer named Forbes in 1901. The New Idria Mining Company was formed soon after the discovery of quicksilver ore in 1854. The town of New Idria began around 1857 and about 300 men were employed at the mine by 1861. The New Idria Quicksilver Mining Company closed in the early 1970s and the town has since become a ghost town. A rare image

    Condition:
    Good, has creases


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    June, 2008
    16th Monday
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