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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Norton
dc.date1920?-1929?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:41Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:22:04Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:41Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:22:04Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC721
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9961
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-19.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC721.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: SC714, SC715, SC722, SC723.
dc.descriptionUnmounted.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractPhotograph showing possible mine buildings and two trucks in Caribou. These trucks may have been used to transport silver ore from this location and from the small mining operation shown in photograph SC723. One of the trucks was filled with a load of rocks and dirt or ore. Silver ore was first discovered in Caribou in 1869 at the Caribou Mine. Silver production at the Caribou and other mines peaked in the mid-1870s and began to decline during the 1880s. Many of the mines and mills closed during this time. The crash of the silver market in 1893 and a series of fires that destroyed much of the town led to a mass exodus from Caribou. During the early 1900s, only about forty people remained in the town, and most of those who did stay worked for small silver mining operations such as the one shown in this photograph. There has been only intermittent mining activity in the area since then.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectBuildings
dc.subjectPeople
dc.subjectVehicles
dc.titleEarly trucks in Caribou, Colorado
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive


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