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Randsburg, Ca.

Bird's Eye View



Photos of Randsburg from this period are really hard to find. Randsburg has settle down to a regular mining town with several large mines operating with payroll and many small independent producers still taking gold out of the Stringer District. Shown here is almost the entire town of Randsburg. The school house is shown in this photo. Louis Stoll's saloon is shown as a wood structure. After the June, 1903 fire which destroyed a large portion of the business district on west Butte Avenue, Louis's place was replaced by a rock and adobe structure which still exists today as the Whitehouse Saloon. The Yellow Astor Mine is seen in the background with both the 30 stamp and 100 stamp mill. In the foreground are the J.I.C. Mine, the Wedge Mine, the Kinyon Mine, and the Little Butte, all of which had been big producers of high grade ore.


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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


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  • ecology: wildlife - plants - geography: places - MAPS - roads & trails: route 66 - old west - communities - weather - glossary
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