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Photograph of miners lounging around sacks of ore from the Red Top mine, Goldfield, Nevada, ca.1900. The sacks of ore, about the size of a sack of potatoes, are stacked as high as ten bags high near a building and a mining contraption. About thirteen men can be seen sitting on, lying on, standing near or leaning against the sacks of ore. Stacks of wood piled just as high as the sacks of ore can be seen in the background. In the foreground, wild grass and rocks cn be seen. In the background at left, a large wooden structure is visible. At right, the side of a wooden building can be seen. "In 1902 gold was discovered in the hills near Tonopah, Nevada. Soon a few tents dotted the barren hills among the Joshua trees, and the boomtown of Goldfield was born. In 1903 only 36 people lived in the new town. By 1908 Goldfield was Nevada's largest city, with over 25,000 inhabitants. Along with the influx of miners and businessmen, came the labor unions. The Western Federation of Miners, the Industrial Workers of the World and the American Federation of Labor all vied for power in the region. During the early years, the unions were able to control wages and working hours. But in November, 1906, the Goldfield Consolidated Mines Company was incorporated by owners George Wingfield and United States Senator George Nixon, signaling the beginning of monopoly control in Goldfield, and the start of an adversarial relationship between mine owners and the unions." -- unknown author.
2 photographs : glass photonegative, photoprint, b&w 21 x 26 cm. glass plate negatives photographic prints photographs
chs-m17361 USC-1-1-1-14218 [Legacy record ID] CHS-5416 http://doi.org/10.25549/chs-m17361 http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/CHS-5416.jpg
Mines and mineral resources Mining--Out of state--Nevada--Goldfield Mine sites
Esmeralda Goldfield Nevada USA
1-111-67; 1-113-25 [Microfiche number] 5416 [Accession number] CHS-5416 [Call number] California Historical Society [Contributing entity]