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Title
Old Antelope Valley mine to shelter 5,000
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Brich, George
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1963
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph article dated January 14, 1963 partially reads, "Shelter seekers in the Antelope Valley's Rosamond area have found a real gold mine. They're working the tunnels and shafts of the old Tropico Gold Mine just as fervently as miners did 90 years ago. The current miners, however, struck it rich the first day. And their claims keeps getting better. 'We could shelter 5,000 here now, but not comfortably,' says Ronald Grey, civil defense director for the South Kern County School District... The mine has nine levels of tunnels, each dug 100 feet below the one above in hard rhyolite. Civil defense officials say that three feet of solid earth around a person will provide adequate shielding against nuclear fallout. But the topmost level of the Tropico Mine is 100 feet underground." Photo caption reads, "At mine-shelter entrance are Mack Pursell and Glen Settle. On top of potential haven for 5,000 persons is Ron Grey."; See images #00133511 through #00133514 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00133511
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d039_f28_i29
CARL0005577747
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/63667
Subject
Abandoned mines--Risk assessment--California--Rosamond
Abandoned gold mines--California--Rosamond
Nuclear bomb shelters--California--Rosamond
Mountain shelters--California--Rosamond
Tunnel detection--California--Rosamond
Tunnels--California--Rosamond
Tunnels--Clearances
Men--California--Rosamond
Rosamond (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
1961-1970

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