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These are the copies of the pages of a handwritten journal that has been seen by very few. Beginning in November of 1922 and ending in 1929. As L.W. Duncan writes it "Such is the Life of a Prospector".
"Saturday March 28th, 1925, 5am Wind blowed all night and still blowing a hurricane here. Will stay home and cook beans. Sam came up from Dayton with Harry Bonham. He wrecked his car".
Saturday April 4th, 1925, 5am, Warm and cloudy this morning, no wind. Same going to Dayton to work for Rudy with the sheep. I measured off the Brooklyn and the quartzite mining claims also the Red Top Claim fixed measurements. 12 noon squally snowing wind from the North, stormed all day snow all melted.
What was life like in the 1920's for those that were working the mines and staking their own claims? What else will we learn about Duncan, Sam Cobb, Harry Bonham
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Annual Report of the Sutro Tunnel Company 1884, The Friends of Sutro Tunnel are not only restoring the Sutro Tunnel and Site. They are also working to share the history of the Sutro Tunnel Company.
Now available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Lecture-Mines-Mining-Delivered-Adolph/dp/B0B4KZBH7P Before Adolph Sutro could complete his great work of the Sutro Tunnel he had to first win the hearts, minds and pocket books of the people invested in the Comstock Lode. He knew that a drainage adit would solve all of the problems facing the mines of the Comstock, just as it had been done the world over. His greatest difficulty wasn't convincing the need of such a thing it was to overcome the objections of the bankers that controlled nearly the entirety of the mines. The Sutro Tunnel would cut the banks profits and help the miners. Neither of which William Sharon and William Ralston wanted to happen. Learn from Adolph Sutro's own words the benefits that the tunnel gave to the Comstock and what the banks were really up to during the exciting time of the great Comstock Lode and Virginia City's Bonanza days.