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Randsburg, Ca.

Broadway Street 1897

Broadway Street in Randsburg 1897

Broadway Avenue was the third leg of the triangle that formed downtown Randsburg in 1896 and 1897. This side of the street was not touched in the disastrous fire of January 1898, but was completely wiped out by the May and November 1898 fires. Very little rebuilding took place after the 1898 fire and the lots remain empty to this date. The large white building to the left housed the Steam Bakery in part of the 1890s, the tent assumed to be the building identified in descriptions of the fire as the Broadway Hotel, the next building down the street is the New York Hotel, and unidentified building, and the next large building on the street was Shorty Oakley's Mining Bureau which housed the Randsburg Assay Office and the offices of Shepherd, Wheeler and Rhodes, U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveys. Civil and Mining Engineers.


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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
  • ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
    ghost towns - gold mines - parks & public lands: wilderness - native culture - history - geology: natural features - comments
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