Photographer's Note

In 1882 while hunting on Red Mountain, John Robinson stepped on a rich chunk of silver. Early surface mining revealed an underground potential of huge amounts of silver. He built a tall wood tower over the future 1,050 vertical shaft, which is seen in my photo.
A month later, Robinson sold his Yankee Girl Mine for $125,000. The Silver Mine proved to be one of the richest. It continued operations until 1898 when the value of silver declined. In 16 years, the Mine produced twelve million dollars in ore, which in today's value would be over a billion dollars.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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