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Randsburg, Ca.

C. W. Tucker and Main Street Saloon



Photograph of C. W. Tucker and Main Street Saloon December 1897. Photo showing Rand Street just weeks before the January, 1898 fire that destroyed the business district of Randsburg. Tucker has set up his camera and tripod to take a shot of the town. Apparently he has also had his assistant set up and take a photo of the boss in action. Although Adams & Bailey are listed in the 1898 business directory as a saloon, they actually had sold the Saloon to Mr. Underhill from Mojave in September 1897. In this photo the sign on the saloon still reads Capital Saloon. The fire reported to have started in a vacant lot between the Mohave Saloon and the White Fawn Saloon.


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  • Introduction
  • Randsburg, California - Circa 1896 - 1898
  • Earliest Known Photograph
  • Town Constable (Saloon Owner)
  • Stagecoach Arriving
  • The O.K. Lodging House
  • C. W. Tucker and Main Street Saloon
  • Loading Ore at the Yellow Astor
  • Tehachapi Milling and Trading
  • Rand Development Company
  • Stage Lines, Saloons & Construction
  • Saloons, Gambling Halls & Prostitutes
  • Rare Randsburg Winter
  • Randsburg 1897
  • Saloons and Stage Office
  • "Tent City"
  • C. W. Tucker Photographic Studio
  • Broadway Street
  • C. W. Tucker and Wife at Home
  • Amazing Activity on Butte Avenue
  • Randsburg Railway
  • C. W. Tucker's Home and Studio
  • Rebuilding After the Fire
  • Stagecoaches and Saloon
  • Snow Ball Fight and Construction.
  • Spring of 1897
  • Bird's Eye View
  • Saloons and Prostitutes
  • Excavation for first stamp mill
  • Dry Washing for Gold


    Retrieved 1/2/2019: Online Archive of California
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